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Obituary for Michael "Mike" John Balkus

Michael “Mike” John Balkus, 74, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Born in New York, NY, on July 24, 1949, he was the son of the late Michael and Marjorie Balkus. Mike proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and went on to become a professor at Ohio State University before moving on and retiring from the IRS as an Auditor. Mike enjoyed music, being at home with his pugs and working on computers. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his beloved life partner: Debra Holmes and 2 sisters. He is survived by a close group of friends and neighbors. Services will take place privately. Interment: St. Stephen Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at