Tadeusz Balawender was born on 24 August 1925 in Handzlówka (Podkarpackie Voivodeship). Son of Feliks and Wiktoria (née Szpunar). During World War II, he lived in Zalesie (Podkarpackie Voivodeship). He was involved in helping 3 Jews, who from autumn 1943 to spring 1944 were hidden by his parents, who were murdered for helping Jews. Tadeusz died on 16 July 2007.