William David Ball, 63, of Tunkhannock passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, 2013, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte.
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Born on Dec. 17, 1949, he was a son of the late Joseph William and Elizabeth Hamblin Ball.
Bill was a graduate of Airline High School of Bossier City, La., graduating in 1968 at which time he attended Devry Institute in Chicago, Ill., obtaining an associate's degree in electrical engineering.
Upon completion, Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1971 to 1975. He then returned to his home in Tunkhannock, working several jobs there including the then Decker Lumber Company as a delivery person. He and his wife Cindy met while Bill was working for the unemployment office in Tunkhannock and after their marriage working for the State Department of Labor in Harrisburg.
He continued his education, with a bachelor's degree in computer science at Penn State University, Dunmore Campus. After his graduation in 1981, he was employed by Commonwealth Telephone Company, and Alltel, until he took a transfer to Atlanta, Ga., in 1993 where he completed his employment with AT&T after 34 years in the communication industry.
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, the former Cindy Lee Felker; his daughter, Maggie of Atlanta, Ga.; and his son, Alex at home; a sister, Alice Ball of Tunkhannock; and brother, Joe and wife Linda of Boise, Idaho; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Bill was also fortunate to have a special bond with his wife's family. He will be greatly missed by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jacob and Margaret Felker of Tunkhannock and his brothers and sisters-in-law Bill and Bonnie Felker of Marion, Ohio, Jeff and Michaelle Cox of Tunkhannock, Bob and Kathi Felker of Scott Township, and Chris and Brenda Mills of Tunkhannock.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, January 12th from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA with Pastor Doug Mills of the Lovelton Community Bible Church presiding. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 pm until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to the William D. Ball Memorial Fund, c/o Wyoming Co. School Employees Federal Credit Union, 130 Bridge St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Jan. 9 to Jan. 15, 2013