George Alton Ball, Jr.


George Alton Ball, Jr. of Middle Grove, NY passed away at his seasonal home in Largo, Florida on Monday, June 5, 2017. Born March 10, 1942 in Portland, Oregon, George was the son of the late George Alton Ball, Sr. and Mary(Thiessen) Ball of Portland, Oregon.

George was an extremely religious man, and devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa, NY serving as a Deacon and Trustee. He also sang in the Church Choir. He was very involved with volunteering at their food pantry on a weekly basis, and he volunteered in any capacity needed for over 45 years.

George was passionate about gardening and farming. His huge garden was always known as the ‘neighborhood garden’ to be shared by all family and friends. He was known as Farmer Ball and Deacon George. He was an avid bicyclist and at age 63 he toured Europe solo for seven weeks. George was also an avid deer hunter and enjoyed camping.

He served in the US Navy on the USS Shark Nuclear Sub from 1961-1968. George worked for many years at General Electric in Schenectady, NY in the Medium Gas Turbine Section. He retired as a Senior Health Physics Technician from Nuclear Support Services out of Groton, CT which was contracted through the US Government.

George is survived by his children, June Ball and her husband Michael DuBray of Queensbury, NY, John Ball and his companion Melissa Wetherby of Day, NY, George Alton Ball, III and his wife Julie of Crested Butte, Colorado; his cherished grandchildren Melanie, Jesse, Casey, Katarina and Nate; and his dear lifelong love, friend and ex-wife Sally Ball Seagrove of Clearwater, Florida. He is also survived by his brother Daniel Ball of Portland, Oregon and sister Linda Ball of the Portland area. In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his brother Bill Ball.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 12 from 12 noon to 2pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 2pm. Burial will follow in East Galway Cemetery.

At the request of the family, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Guest Book

Tommy and Tammy Townson

So sad to hear you are no longer with us. We will miss you our dear brother in Christ. You were a very generous and giving soul. To be absent from the body is to be present with God. Love always and forever.

Joe & Jan Mahoney

We were so sorry to hear about George. We were his next door neighbors in Largo. Although we just met George in the fall we found him to be a quiet man who we saw daily taking bike rides and walking a couple of times each day. My husband went over to say good-bye to him on May 30th when we left Largo for a summer vacation. George told Joe he would be leaving shortly also. So we were very shocked to hear of his passing. RIP George.

Warren Bressette

George was a positive influence on everyone who knew him. He will be missed.

Dave Sowizdrzal

George was a wonderful person, he will be missed by many. Bless the Ball family during this time.

Douglas De Haas

George was a super nice guy.