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BALKAU - Martha M. 97, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, at Van Duyn Nursing Home. She was a lifetime resident of Long Island and lived in Syracuse, NY since 2006. She retired as the Business Office Manager for Smithtown General Hospital. "Mardie" was very active in the Seventh-day-Adventist Church and will long be remembered by her many Bible students for the amazing stories she could tell. She was greatly loved by family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Rudolph; and sisters Emma Bluhm and Ethel Etense. Surviving are her son, Robert (Susan) Balkau of Texas;her daughter, Melinda (David) Spielman of Liverpool, NY; 5 grandchildren, Peter & Amy Spielman, Kevin, Timothy, & Cheryl Balkau; and 3 nieces. Services are private. Donations inMartha's name may be made to the

Published in Newsday on Feb. 4, 2014
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