Michael R. Balsamo, MD
June 27, 1930 – January 7, 2020
Michael Richard Balsamo M.D., 89, passed away on January 7, 2020, at the age of 89.
He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Rose (Cascardo) Balsamo and siblings Anthony J., M.D., Raphael, Edward, Arthur, Phyllis, R.N. (Crimmins), Robert, and Francis X, M.D.
He is survived by his brother, Louis, J., D.D.S., his devoted wife of fifty-nine years, Polly, his six children, Frank, Judith (Anderson), Barbara (Bogdanski), Michael, John, and Stephen, and nine grandchildren Tige, Henry, Ryan, Laura, Valentina, Isabella, Alexandra, Michael, and Ella.
He was born on June 27, 1930 in Jersey City and graduated from St. Peter's College and New York University School of Medicine. He served as a Captain in the US Army Medical Corp. in Korea from 1957 to 1959. He was the Director of Medicine at St. Mary's Hospital in Hoboken for many years and practiced Internal Medicine in Union City before retiring in 1997.
His family celebrated Michael's life with a funeral mass held at Our Lady Mother of the Church in Woodcliff Lake.