Joseph A. ‘Joe’ Ball

Joseph A. “Joe” Ball, 59, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday morning, May 21, 2013, at his sister’s house.

He was born Sept. 9, 1953, in Tiffin, to Oscar J. and Florence M. (Boes) Ball.

Survivors include his two brothers, Art (Loretta) Ball and Larry (Liz) Ball, both of Tiffin; three sisters, Maggie Lee of Bloomdale, Martha Kent of Tiffin and Rita Bohrer of Bloomville; brother-in-law, Danny Reed of Melmore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and three sisters, Eugenia Smith, Helen Stone and Mary Reed.

Joe graduated from Seneca County Opportunity Center in 1974, worked at Seneca Re-Ad Industries, Tiffin and Fostoria, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. He enjoyed bowling, darts, swimming, listening to music, solving word search puzzles and riding his bicycle all around town. He also enjoyed watching big time wrestling, NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson, attending Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – cheering for his brother, Art Ball. Joe enjoyed spending time with his friends and family; especially, his nieces and nephews.

His Mass of Christian burial will be noon Thursday, May 23, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to the Mass.

Friends may visit with family from 10-11:45 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca County School of Opportunity or Seneca Re-Ad Industries.

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