March 24, 1944 - June 3, 2015
William Arnold Ballard of Gambrills, MD, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor, he will be greatly missed.
Born on March 24, 1944 in Cumberland, MD to the late Arnold and Margaret Ballard, Bill attended Alleghany High School. The senior prom was his first date with Barbara, the girl who became his loving wife of fifty years.
After graduating from Alleghany Community College, Bill joined the U. S. Air Force, proudly serving his country for four years in Texas and Taiwan. Bill moved on to a thirty-three year career as an analyst for the Department of Defense where he was the recipient of several awards including the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He also served as President of the Gunfeld Coal Company.
In addition to his wife Barbara K. Ballard, Bill is survived by two beloved children, daughter Lisa Kundrat and her husband John; son Wayne Ballard and his wife Dottie, and four cherished grandchildren, Nicholas Kundrat, Christina Kundrat, Matthew Ballard and April Ballard. Bill was preceded in death by his two sisters, Nancy Stonebraker and Peggy Beall.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 10:30 am to 12:30pm at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, 1411 Annapolis Road, Odenton, Md 21113, where a memorial service will begin at 12:30pm. Interment services will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area, 7700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 208, Falls Church, Virginia 22043. On line condolences mahy be made by visiting www.donaldsonfuneralhome.com
MARYLAND VETERANS CEMETERY