William M. Ball, Sr., 82, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at JFK Medical Center in Edison after a short illness.
A lifelong resident of South Plainfield, Bill was born to the late Herbert and Mary Ball. The Ball Family was a founding family of South Plainfield settling in the borough in the late 1800’s.
Bill spent most of his career with Moore’s Trucking in Piscataway. A second-generation Plumber, he used his trade as the Lead Custodian, “Mr Bill”, for the South Plainfield Board of Education, where he retired from later in life.
Outside of work, Bill volunteered his time to many organizations, continuously giving back to the South Plainfield Community. He was a firefighter with the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as a fire inspector for several years. He was a member of the Firefighters Relief Association and the South Plainfield Exempt Association. Bill was involved in Boy Scout Troop #124, where he held positions of Committee Chairman and Treasurer. He was also a contributor to the South Plainfield Historical Society and a lifelong communicant of Sacred Heart RC Church.
Bill had a love for the shore, was an avid boater and angler. He also loved to waterski and taught others from his boat Silki Blue. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Beverly. Their favorite destinations were Beach Haven, Atlantic City, and Myrtle Beach.
Predeceased by his wife, Beverly (Gyurisin) Ball, Bill is survived by his two children, William “Bill” Jr. and his wife, Monica of Sergeantsville and Janet Wizda and her husband, John of South Plainfield; brother-in-law, Dennis Gyurisin and his wife, Maureen of Little Egg Harbor; and five grandchildren, Christian and Brandon Wizda; Stephanie, Jennifer, and Veronica Ball. He will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and many friends.
Family and friends may gather on Sunday, March 27, 2022 from 2 to 5 pm in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080.
Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 28, 2022 at Sacred Heart RC Church at 10 am followed by a burial at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department, 123 Maple Avenue, South Plainfield NJ 07080 www.southplainfieldfire.com or Boy Scout Troop #125 (which merged with former Troop #124) at 129 Morton Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080.