Marlene Balog

Published 4:31 pm Monday, August 26, 2013

Marlene Joyce Balog, 76, of Stone Circle Drive died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at her home.

Born in Monessen, Penn., she was the daughter of the late George and Olga Kotys Balog.  Marlene worked for American Airlines and was an executive for the Union.

She also wrote the forward for the book “Coffee, Tea or Me.” Marlene moved to Polk County in 2000 coming from Phoenix, Ariz.  Locally, she volunteered with Hospice of the Carolina Foothills and Meals on Wheels.

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Surviving is a brother, George G. Balog of Abingdon, MD.

There will be no local services.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, NC 28722 or to Meals On Wheels, 75 Carmel Lane, Columbus, NC 28722.

An on-line guest register may be signed at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.