Suzanne R. Balback - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Suzanne R. Balback

July 13, 1940 - August 20, 2019

          Suzanne R. Balback, age 79, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on July 13, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Thomas and Zenobia Lavenia (Kenton) Rodney.  Suzanne earned her degree as a registered nurse in 1963 from the Delaware Hospital.  She started her career working for an Obstetrician, then after raising her family she spent many years with Astra Zeneca as a drug safety coordinator. Suzanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was also a devout Christian, family and faith were the most important things in her life.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, David James Balback; and brother, Marvin T. Rodney.  Suzanne is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard L. Balback; sons, Richard Balback, Jr. of Wilmington and James David Balback (Georgette) of New London, PA; granddaughters, Kelsi Nicole Snow (John Wayne Snow Jr.), Madison Taylor Balback and Hayden James Balback; and great grandson, Greyson Wayne Snow.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, August 26, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Suzanne’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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17 Condolences for Suzanne R. Balback

  • Although I will miss your kind words
    Your beautiful smile and amazing heart
    I know you are in Gods arms resting peacefully

  • Dick,

    I am sorry that your wife passed on to another life, she is now at peace with God.

  • I was so shocked and saddened to read of Suzanne’s passing when I saw the obituaries this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dick, and your family. We go back a long way and lots of happy memories.
    Love, Phyllis

  • So very sorry for your loss of Suzanne. May your family find peace and comfort in knowing she is with God in Heaven. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

  • We are sending our thoughts & prayers to all of you. Suzanne was a special lady. Her sweet spirit will be missed at Christ Church at the Grove.
    Melanie & Bill Shaner

  • Bob and I express our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family, Dick. We wish you peace and comfort in the coming days. Suzanne will be so much missed. From another Delaware Hospital nursing grad (1964.UD.). Mary Lou and Bob Hamilton

  • I was shocked to see Suzanne in the obituary list today. We still seem young and vital. Suzanne was so kind and generous with her time. . While I didn’t see her in the past years, she will be missed. Our memories will have to be our consolation. My sympathy goes out to all of you who will miss Suzanne every day.

  • Dick and boys, So sorry for you. Sue was a lovely gal,as you well know. Unable to attend services, but rest assured, I am grieving for you.

  • Sorry to hear of your loss. Nancy and Suzanne can Rest In Peace.

  • Dick,

    So sorry for your loss. Suzanne was such a lovely and warm soul. When I think of the two of you I recall how obviously devoted you were to each other. Joan and I express our deepest sympathies.

  • Your family and you have left a large impact on my life. I think about you often and hope that heaven is as beautiful as you told me it would be.
    -your waitress from the corner cafe.

  • Dick & Family – so sorry for your loss. Suzanne was such a beautiful and loving person. We will truly miss her. We were blessed to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Love Jeanie and Rich

  • Dick and family
    You and Suzanne have had a wonderful married life together.
    She always had a smile on her face when the family was gathered.
    May you find peace at this time of sorrow.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Balback family. The loss of Suzanne has saddened us all but we know that she is at peace. She will be missed at Christ Church at the Grove but her memory will always be in our hearts. Don and Phyllis Porter

  • So sorry to hear of Suzanne’s passing but happy to have known her as a friend and colleague. I know her life was full with friends and family her memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.

  • Richard, thinking of you and your family.

  • To Dick and the family: I’m very sorry for your loss. Suzanne was a P.S. classmate and a good friend. I did not know of Suzanne’s passing until Wednesday, (Feb 19) while attending a luncheon. She will be sorely missed.

    Tom Wingate
    P.S. ’58