Stanley R. BALLOU Jr.(1924 - 2012)

BALLOU, Stanley R. Jr.

87 and a long time resident of Elmira, NY (20 Coleman Avenue) passed away on September 21, 2012 at the Orchard nursing facility in Warsaw, VA. He was born on December 20, 1924 in Columbus, OH, son of Stanley and Edith Vera (Bobst) Ballou. He retired from Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY in 1986 after 34 years of service, with four years in Columbus, OH. He was a member of Union Cooley Lodge #95 F&AM in Elmira NY, Corning Consistory AASR in Corning NY, and Kalurah Shrine in Endicott, NY. He was predeceased by his wife Jean Dougherty Ballou in 2002, to whom he was married for 52 years. He is survived by his children, Thomas Ballou and wife, Lisa, of Williamsburg, VA, and Deborah Ballou and husband, Brian Huguenard of Cookeville, TN and grandchildren Ian and Aaron Ballou of Williamsburg, VA, and Eric Fenner of Greenville, SC. He served as a 2nd Lt. Navigator in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He graduated from South High School in Columbus, OH and the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH in 1949. He was a certified practitioner for the Interstate Commerce Commission (1956) and was a certified member of the American Society of Traffic and Transportation (1960). He was also a charter member of the Delta Nu Alpha #80 transportation fraternity of Columbus, OH, and a member of the Elmira/Corning Transportation Association. He was a long time member of the Christ's United Methodist Church of Elmira, NY, and then a friend of the New Beginnings UMC of Elmira. Stan loved his family, his friends, his buckeyes, and people in general. He will be greatly missed. Services will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, on Saturday, September 29, 2012 beginning with a viewing at 1 pm followed by the funeral service at 2 pm presided by Pastor Michael Weeden of New Beginnings UMC. The internment at Fitzsimmons Cemetery will be held immediately after the service. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Ballou military honors. Donations can be made to your favorite local charity in his name. Stanley's guestbook may be signed in obituaries at www.olthof.com.

Funeral Home

Olthof Funeral Home
1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904
(607) 733-7566

Published in Star-Gazette from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29, 2012