Robert John Ball, age 62, of Mattapoisett MA passed away suddenly and peacefully in his home on March 8, 2018.
He was husband of 26 years to Faith (Jenney) Ball, and loved father to Catherine and Samantha Ball. Bob was also a beloved son of Washington family, Marilyn Ball and the late DuWayne Ball, and brother to Susan Webster. He also leaves his brothers Dave Ball of Arizona, and Michael Ball of California. He is further survived by several nieces and nephews along with countless friends.
Bob was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana but moved around the world due to his father being in the Air Force. This constituted his adventurous side, that he carried with him throughout his life. He resided in all corners of the world, such as, California, Washington, Iran, Alaska, and Germany before finally settling down with his love, Faith, in her favorite town of Mattapoisett for the last fifteen years of his life. He had finally found his forever home in Mattapoisett. Bob appreciated both the warm summers under the tent at the beach house, contrasted by the quiet, peaceful winters. No matter the season, he loved life in Mattapoisett.
Bob enjoyed a successful career as a manufacturing engineer working on numerous airplanes for Boeing and Northrop Grumman. Once his two girls were born, he willingly gave up his career in order to be home with them. There was no job Bob loved more than being a stay at home dad for his girls and cherished that time tremendously. Bob excelled at golf, skiing and playing with his dogs, but above all he enjoyed being with his family. Bob was a tremendous father and husband who loved and supported his wife and girls unconditionally. His whole world revolved around his girls being happy, and would do anything for the good of his family. Bob will be remembered by his kind smile, amazing sense of humor that could make anyone laugh, and an adventurous spirit that lives on through his wife and girls. His proudest achievement was his daughters and his family.
Bob believed in focusing his precious down time on things that matter most. This philosophy was summed up by the quote “Make a memory” which the family used repeatedly when making weekend decisions. He would want those he loves to live by those simple words as we go forward through life because tomorrow is never promised…
His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 24, 2018 at 12 noon at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, with visitation prior from 10 am – 12 noon. Burial will be in Cushing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his memory to the Air Force Aid Society (www.afas.org) or St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org) 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.