2011-08-18 / Obituaries


Frederick R. Ballard of Holmes, NY, died Monday August 15, 2011, in Poughkeepsie, after a long illness. He was 88.

Mr. Ballard was born January 2, 1923, in Peckslip, NY, son of the late Byron and Ophelia (Ridgeway) Ballard. He lived in Peckslip (which has become Pecksville) until 1953 when he moved to Holmes. Mr. Ballard was a truck driver for local 456 in Elmsford for 15 years before retiring in 1985.

He is survived by four children, June White of Melbourne, Fla.; Elaine Henderson of Fresno, Calif.;, Dawn Bonito of Stamfordville, NY; and Thomas Ballard of Holmes; a sister, Flossi Ballard of Pawling; 14 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. He was predeceased by a daughter, Freda

Turner and son Frederick (Bubby) Ballard.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 18, at 12:15 pm in Maple Ave. Cemetery in Patterson. A wake will be held on Thursday morning prior to the graveside at Dwyer Funeral Home, 23 South St., Patterson, NY 12563 from 10 am to 12 pm.

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