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William 'Bill' T. Ballard

Born: Mon., Jun. 23, 1941
Died: Wed., May 29, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 05, 2019
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 06, 2019
Location: Fairview Cemetery

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     William ‘Bill’ T. Ballard, 77, formerly of Williamstown, NY and Pulaski, NY passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Van Duyn Nursing Home, Syracuse, NY where he had been a resident for four years. He was born on June 23, 1941 in Altmar, NY a son of William & Gladys Evans Ballard and was a 1959 graduate of Altmar-Parish High School. William proudly served with the United States Navy from February 9, 1961 to February 6, 1963. On September 4, 1964 he married the former Joyce C. Sweatland in Williamstown, NY, she passed away October 9, 2016. Bill worked as a boilermaker for Local Lodge 175, Oswego, NY. He attended the former United Presbyterian Church in Williamstown and later was an active member of Pulaski Wesleyan Church. Bill was a longtime fan, follower and booster of APW sports and marching band events.

     William is survived by a daughter, Michelle & Ron Kowanes, Lowville, NY a son, William & Eileen Ballard, Syracuse, NY, four grandchildren; Caroline & Dan Grabowski, Kelly Kowanes, Cain and Evan Ballard, five great grandchildren, one brother, Marlin & Dr. Velma Ballard, Chesapeake, VA, two sisters, M. Dawn Strickland, Oxford, AR and Mary Ballard, Fellsmere, FL and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by two sisters, Evelyn Pyke and B. Joan Bush.

     Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown, NY. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to APW Sports and/or Band Boosters Club in lieu of flowers.

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