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BALK, Arlene L.

BALK, Arlene L.

BALK - Arlene L. September 17, 2015, peacefully at age 93, beloved wife of the late James Balk; cherished mother of Kathryn (Harry) Babcock, Marjorie (Kenneth) Rose, Suzanne DeJordy, Patricia (David) Brown and James (Gina) Balk; loving grandmother of Christopher (Julie) Babcock, Danielle (Peter) Migliaccio, Eric Babcock, Vanessa Plew, Taylor Plew, Gabrielle Rose, Alexandra Allard and Haley Balk; great-grandmother of six great-grandchildren; sister of Phyllis Fenno; also survived by nieces and nephews. Arlene was an avid reader and always looked forward to the Sunday crossword puzzle. She loved her plants and flowers and was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Arlene and her late husband Jim were instrumental in introducing their children and grandchildren to the beauty of Allegany State Park, which she continued to enjoy even into her later years. She also greatly loved animals, especially her dog Chelsea and her daughter Suzanne's Yorkie, Abbierose. She will be sadly missed by many. There will be no prior visitation. A private Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made in Arlene's memory to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or the SPCA of Erie County. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. Please share your condolences at

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