John T. Ballard
ANDES — John T. Ballard, 58, resident of Andes, died March 6, 2013, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.
John was born Aug. 15, 1954, in Margaretville, the son of George and Leona (Butler) Ballard.
John was in food service for many years, starting with Meinstein Lodge in Fleischmanns. He then was chef at Belleayre Ski Resort, Rye Playland and Gore Mountain Ski Resort. John lived in many places where he worked but spent most of his time in Roxbury and Andes.
He loved to cook and did painting as a side job. He enjoyed hunting and music, and he had many favorite TV shows.
He is survived by three brothers, Richard, James and Kevin; and by seven sisters , Carolyn, Marilyn, Joyce, Susan, Kathy, Phyllis and Patty; several nieces and nephews; and also his special landlords, Bill and Harriet Elwood.
He was predeceased by a brother, Steven in 1985.
Memorial services for John will be held on the family farm at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.