Sheldon - Kukuchka Funeral Home - Tunkhannock
73 West Tioga Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
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1943 - 2020

Michael T. Balendy Jr., 76, of Tunkhannock, passed away Aug. 25, 2020 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Teresa Strizalkowski Balendy. They shared 24 wonderful years of marriage.

Born in Allentown on Oct. 11, 1943 he was the son of the late Michael T. Sr. and Gertrude Bruno Balendy.

Mike was a U.S. Navy veteran, often reminiscing about his time of service.

As a member of Shadowbrook Golf Club, Mike enjoyed playing golf almost every day. Fishing was a lifelong passion, and he spent many days on the Susquehanna River.

Mike lived life to the fullest, making lasting friendships wherever he went. His smile and laughter will never be forgotten.

In addition to his wife he is survived by daughters: Michelle Schick and Domini Murphy; brothers: Andrew, Paul, Bernie, and Charlie; sisters: Marlene, Jean, and Elizabeth; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John; and sisters: Blanche and Margaret.

Funeral services will be held privately at a later date.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

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