Edward A. Ball

November 16, 2013
Edward A. Ball

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ñ Edward Aloysius Ball beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away peacefully on November 16, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ed served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received the Bronze star amongst other commendations. A graduate of St. Johns University and New York University Ed worked in New York City his entire career. He relocated to Williamsburg after his retirement from Tiffany & Co. in 1997. Ed was a man of strong Catholic faith and an active parishioner at St. Bedeís Church. Ed touched many lives in the community as a volunteer for the Rita Welsh Adult Skills Program (Literacy for Life), as well as a Math and English tutor at James River Elementary. His tireless support of Tribe Athletics and Jamestown High School athletics endeared ìGrandpa Ballî to many young athletes in the community as well as their parents and coaches. Described by all who knew him as a true gentleman, kind, caring and selfless, we all have been blessed for having him as part of our lives.

Preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Margaret, Ed is survived by his two sons and their wives, Steve and Michele Ball of Williamsburg, John and Christina Ball of Northport, New York and three granddaughters Courtney, Whitney and Catherine . In addition, Ed will be dearly missed by his four brothers and sisters, Mary OíBrien, Kay, Hank and Robert Ball, their families, including Uncle Eddieís 12 nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Morningside Assisted Living of Williamsburg and Sentara Hospice Services for their support during this difficult time. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bedeís Catholic Church on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM with interment immediately following at St. Bedeís. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Literacyforlife.org, or Literacy for Life, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795.


Saturday, November 23, 2013
12:00 AM

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Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • November 20, 2013
    Mary & Linwood says:
    Dear Ball Family, We are so sorry for the loss of someone so near and dear to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • November 23, 2013
    Mike & Carolyn McNamara says:
    Dear Neighbors, We are very sorry for your loss. We will always remember your Dad's wonderful smile and the joy he found helping his family.

  • November 22, 2013
    Patricia Ball says:
    I am so sad to hear about Eddie. I could not have asked for a better uncle. He was such a kind, funny, loving man. I have been reminiscing all week of the many fun times we had with Eddie Spaghetti. Each brings a smile, a laugh, and a tear. Unforutnately, I cannot make it east for the service. Sending my love and thoughts to the family and Eddie from California. He will be profoundly missed. Love, Patti

  • November 23, 2013
    The Heath Family says:
    Mr. Ball was one of the classiest men we knew. Whenever we would come down to Williamsburg to visit my mother, Joan Heath, Mr. Ball would greet us with a big smile, as he was finishing his daily walk. He was a true friend to my mother and I always felt better knowing he was across the street, looking out for her. Simple acts of kindess such as sharing the NYTimes with her, or making her sure her walkway was clear of snow was second nature to Mr. Ball. Quarter Path Trace will not be the same without him. He'll always be in our hearts. Sending much love to his family (especially his granddaughters~of whom he was so proud). Love, The Heath Family (Joan Heath)

  • November 20, 2013
    Jack Schwolow says:
    My deepest sympathy to the entire Ball family on the passing of such a wonderful man. He always had a nice greeting for me whenever I ran into him and was always there supporting Courtney and Whitney at their tennis matches. His obituary describes him perfectly. Godspeed "Grandpa" Ball.