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January 24, 2013

Gary N. Ball Sr.

Gary N. Ball Sr.

CHARLOTTEVILLE — Gary N. Ball Sr., 74, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Aug. 9, 1938, in Cobleskill, the son of Fred and Emma (Borden) Ball.

Gary married Beverly Mae Terrell on Aug. 2, 1958, in Northville. She predeceased him on Sept. 1, 2001.

He served in the United States Navy. Gary worked for Burton’s Enterprise in Cobleskill for 35 years.

He was a lifelong area resident who was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed helping family and friends.

Gary is survived by his daughters, Cindy and husband Phil White, Sharie Normandin and fiancé, Michael Kent, and Allyson Lorrette; his son, Gary Ball Jr.; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; his sisters, Elizabeth Roseboom, Lucille Thomas, Kathy VanHorszen and Caroline Patterson; his aunt, Eleanor Wood; and his companion, Rose Yearry.

He was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Diane and brother-in-law, Warren Jenkins; and his great-granddaughter, Bianca Wilcox.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Charlotteville Fire Department.

Burial will take place in the Cobleskill Rural Cemetery at a later time to be announced.

Contributions may be made in loving memory of Gary to the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 795 E. Main Street, Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

The E.J. Skinner Co. Funeral Chapel in Worcester is assisting the family.

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