Marcia L. BALZEREIT

BALZEREIT, Marcia L.

Marcia L. Balzereit, loving wife of George C. Balzereit, went home to God November 27, 2013 at her home in Stuart, FL with her family by her side. Marcia was a graduate of Abington High School and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. She was president of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and selected to represent Eastern Virginia in the Women's South Eastern Field Hockey Tournament. Marcia and her husband formerly lived in Rydal, PA where she was active in community affairs, serving on the Boards of Abington Memorial Hospital and a past president of the Jenkintown Day Nursery. She was a former member of Grace Presbyterian Church of Jenkintown, PA where she served as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher. Marcia and her husband resided half of their time in Long Beach Island, NJ and attended the First United Methodist Church and their Bible study group. They moved to Florida in 1984. In the later years, she was an active volunteer for the . She received her 25 year volunteer pin from Martin Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Mariner Sands Chapel and prayer group, all in Stuart, FL. Marcia enjoyed bowling, tennis, bridge, flower arranging (member of the Huntingdon Valley Garden Club) needle pointing, and most of all her family. Marcia was thrilled to have been able to celebrate her 65th wedding anniversary where the entire family was together in Florida. Many were touched by her kindness, gentle spirit, great sense of humor, and generosity. Her living faith and concern for others have affected so many lives. She is survived by her husband, George; daughters, Jill (Tom) Sharp of Fort Washington, PA; and Patricia (Bruce) Dearnley, of Maple Glen, PA; grandchildren, Brandon, Casey, Beth, Allison, and Charlie; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Jim Levering. There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, December 14 at the Mariner Sands Chapel at 11:00 AM. A reception at the clubhouse will follow the service. All friends and family are invited to attend. There will also be a Memorial Service in Jenkintown, PA this summer. If desired, contributions in her name may be sent to Abington Memorial Hospital, 1200 York Road, Abington, PA 19001; The , 865 SE Monterrey Commons Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996; or the Mariner Sands Chapel, 6500 Congressional Way, Stuart, FL 34997. We love you, Marcia, Mom, "Mimi". You will always be in our hearts. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Martin Funeral Home, Stuart, FL. Online remembrances may be made at martin-funeral.com

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2013