August 22, 2012
Bob was born in Catskill on March 21, 1946 to the late James and Clara Willt Ballard. He worked as a diesel mechanic throughout his life with Laidlaw, Mountain View, and Trailways as well as overseeing their management.
He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Multari of Catskill and two sons: Josh Ballard and his fiancee Renee Paquette and James Ballard also of Catskill; four grandchildren: Joshua R. Ballard, James Ballard, Jr., Vinny Multari, and Anthony Multari; two brothers: Rich Ballard and his wife Arlene of Catskill and George Ballard of Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews and his companion Linda Dunn of Catskill.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 28 at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church in Athens with committal of his cremated remains in the former Catskill Rural Cemetery. Private cremation was conducted at the Albany Rural Crematorium under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill. Electronic condolences may be posted at www.millspaughcamerato.com
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