MOUNT VERNON — Michael Jay Balazs, 66, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.

He was born on Dec. 7, 1952, in Charleston, West Virginia, to Arthur Balazs and Marie (Heintz) Knight. Michael was a registered nurse and worked in the Trauma Critical Care Unit at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. He was a member of the TLC Brotherhood and was a veteran serving in the United States Air Force.

He is survived by his daughter Lisa (Corey) Auker; his son Andrew Balazs; his grandson Liam Auker; his mother Marie (Jerry) Knight; and two brothers, Stephen (Vicki) Balazs and Christopher Balazs.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Balazs.

In keeping with Michael’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private graveside service in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council.

Memorial Contributions may be made, in Michael’s name, to: Kindred Hospice, 112 Harcourt Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Michael Jay Balazs.


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