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John A. Ball

Died: Fri., Feb. 21, 2014


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 25, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 25, 2014
Location: William F. Young Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
Location: St. Louis Catholic Church

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John A. Ball, age 76, of Greece City, passed away at 5:00 A.M. Friday February 21, 2014 at his residence following a short illness.  John was born June 9, 1937 in Greece City.  He was the son of the late Merle George Ball and the late Helen Elizabeth Weiland Ball.  John retired from the Army National Guard as a Sergeant First Class following 31 years of service.  Following his retirement he enjoyed remodeling houses and building bird houses.  He looked forward each month to his breakfast meetings with his retired Army friends.  John was a member of St. Alphonsus Parish having attended St. Louis Catholic Church.  John is survived by three daughters, Karen Ball of Butler, Rhonda(Jeff)Rumbaugh of Chicora and Tricia(Philip)Lebanno of York, SC, one son David Ball of Chicora,  seven grandchildren, Kenneth David “D.J.”, Mackenzie and Cassidy Maples, Isabella, Philip-Anthony and Marissa Lebanno, and Michael Ball and one great grandson Skyler Lee Maples.  Also surviving are five sisters, Phyllis(Don)Everly of Greece City, Merril (Butts)Hilderbrand of Butler, Joyce Connor of Greece City, Linda(Jim)Slater of Greece City and Melanie(Dale)Owens of Hooker, one brother, Joel(Kathy)Ball of Greece City and several nieces and nephews.  John was preceded in death by his wife, Judy “Lovey” Ball, who passed away January 25, 2013 and two brothers, Robert and Louis.  Friends will be received at the William F. Young Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, West Sunbury, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Louis Catholic Church with Father James Bedillion, of St. Alphonsus Parish, officiating.  Military honors will be conducted, at the church, by the American Legion Post 778 and VFW Post 249 in Butler.  Private burial will be in the Cemetery of the Alleghenies.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14 th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

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