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William J. “Butch” Ball, 77

William J. “Butch” Ball, 77 of Stevensville, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born on March 14, 1934 in Orange, NJ, a son of the late William J. Ball, Sr. and Gilda H. (Dimarzo) Ball.

Mr. Ball is a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Army. He worked for the New Jersey Army National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer for 44 years.

In 1990, he was preceded in death by his wife Anna Greta (Malmquist) Ball. He has been a resident of Bradford County since 1994, having moved from Washington, NJ. He is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, in Wyalusing, and is a past member of St. Rose of Lima, in Oxford, NJ. Mr. Ball was a member of Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and repairing things. He liked his time spent in the outdoors, and especially enjoyed engaging in conversation.

Surviving are his children, Anna Greta Rossi and husband Joseph of Washington, NJ, Liz McFarland and Neysa of Plymouth, IN, William Joseph, III and wife Nancy of North Pole, AK, Peter D. and wife Barbara of Washington, NJ and David A. and Bud of Haddon Twp., NJ; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Fred Santoro of Verona, NJ; brothers and sister-in-laws, Robert J. and Pat Ball of Lebanon Twp., NJ, John and Maryann Ball of Effort, Arthur and Bettyann Ball of Rutland, MA, Eugene T. Ball of Stevensville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and by his beloved dog, Rosie.

Friends and family called on Tuesday evening, April 26 at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass is being scheduled with Warren Hills Memorial in Washington, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Guthrie Hospice, Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848 or Warren County Chapter Hospice, Washington, NJ 07882 in memory of William J. Ball.



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