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William E. Ball
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  • Wounded Warriors Project
    P.O. Box 758517
    Topeka, KS 66675

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John and Family: Sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your Dad attending the RR Club meetings with you. He was a friend of my Dad and had a well respected career in the RR industry. I know he was proud of your career as well. Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Posted by: Robert Brown - North Billerica, MA   Jul 16, 2019

I will always remember how kind you always were. Never a harsh word to you ever speak to me. You will be missed.

Posted by: Irene Hall - Revere, MA - Family   Jul 15, 2019

Uncle Bud always encouraged me to do my best. Was the only one who believed I would one day play for the Red Sox. While I didn't continute my baseball dreams from when I was young, his faith was one of the reasons becoming a Marine was believable. Without him in my lif, I doubt I would be who I am today.

Posted by: Rose Brunner - TAMPA, FL - Family   Jul 15, 2019

Bill will be missed by his B&MRR friends,
great guy to be around.

Posted by: Paul Doyle - k.c., MO   Jul 13, 2019

I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your dad passing he is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are in my prays always remember the good times you had with him

Posted by: Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH   Jul 13, 2019

Bud was a great friend to my mom. Mary, Paula, and Jim are waiting on the porch for him.

Posted by: Theresa Russ - WOBURN, MA - Family   Jul 12, 2019

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   Jul 12, 2019