Margaret Marjorie Ann (Rubisch) Balko

August 25, 1929 ~ March 25, 2018 (age 88)

Margaret Marjorie Ann Balko, 88, of West Newton, died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at TLC Adult Care Center, West Newton.  She was born August 25, 1929 in Colver, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Sado) Rubisch.  She was a member of the West Newton Bible Students.  Before moving to West Newton in 1948, she worked as a secretary for the Ebensburg Candy Company.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Balko; a son, David Andrew; four brothers, Charles, James, John, and George; and by sisters, Mary Balko and Helen Rubisch.  Surviving are a son, Michael (Vickie) Balko of Casselberry, Florida; two daughters, Marjorie (Byron) Keith of Bothell, Washington, and Karen (Louis) Speroni of Rostraver Township; eight grandchildren, Deanna Speroni (Bob) Byers, Dana Speroni (Jeff) Kobfleich, Louis III (Casey) Speroni, Jeremy (Allison) Balko, Timothy Balko, Ryan (Kim) Balko, Jonathan (Toshya) Keith, and Aaron Keith; nine great grandchildren, Nolan, Shane, and Devin Byers, Emma Kolbfleich, Ada, Zane, and Connor Balko, and Jackson and Kennedy Keith; a brother, Joseph Rubisch of Picayune, Mississippi; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine St. West Newton, where services will be held at 11 am Friday with Elder George Balko officiating.  Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.  Condolences may be left at

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