Balanda, Nancy Knights
Nancy Knights Balanda, 58, left us suddenly, the night of June 22nd, 2014. An inspiration and mentor to many, Nancy was truly a beautiful and kind soul through and through. She will be remembered for her compassion, intelligence, strength, and most of all, her immense love for her husband, family and friends. After a lengthy career with IBM, she began working for Broome Developmental, where her generous spirit really thrived. An avid reader of books, she was constantly learning new things and spreading her wisdom on to anyone lucky enough to have known her. Patient, tolerant and understanding, she was always there to lend a non-judgmental ear or a shoulder to cry on. Nancy was the type of person we should all aspire to be, and she will be deeply missed.
Predeceased by her father Richard Knights (March 2010), and her mother Frances Knights (April 2014), we take comfort knowing they are resting peacefully together. Nancy is survived by her husband of 38 years, Michael Balanda , her children; Daniel (Sarah Guccia) Balanda and Molly Balanda, her cherished grand-children; Ashley, Jacob, Giselle, and Gianna all of Binghamton. She leaves behind her beloved siblings, Barbara and Bob Gardner, Kirkwood, and Kathleen O'Hearn, Albany, many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. The family would also like to thank special friends Karen and Joseph Jendrisak, Endicott.
Memorial services will be held 6:00 pm, Monday, June 30, 2014 at DeMunn Funeral Home, 36 Conklin Avenue, Binghamton with the Reverend Monsignor Michael T. Meagher officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 until 6:00 pm. Memorial contributions in Nancy's name may be made to
, 59 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 or to Broome County Humane Society, 2 Jackson Street, Binghamton, NY 13903. To forward condolences please visit www.demunnfh.com.
DeMunn Funeral Home - Binghamton
36 Conklin Avenue Binghamton, NY 13903
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on June 29, 2014