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BEVERLY, MA: Steven F. Ball, 67, of Beverly, Mass., passed away on October 4, 2015, after a long illness. He was born in Manchester, N.H., on April 23, 1948, son of Foster H. and Virginia Ball. He was the eldest child of five and was raised in Manchester By The Sea, Mass. He attended the Manchester schools, Class of 1966, graduating as the only member of his class to receive a varsity letter in every sport offered by the school. He also received the Outstanding Student Athlete Award by unanimous vote of the coaching and administrative staff.

Steven continued his education at Windham College in Putney, Vt., receiving his Bachelors of Arts degree in Art History. He traveled to San Diego, Calif., after college, where he resided for 20 years, working in sales and marketing. Steve’s bright disposition and quick wit brought smiles and laughs to all who knew him. He enjoyed all sports, particularly the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, and had a passion for classical music and comic books.

He leaves his loving siblings, Foster Ball, Jr. and his wife, Diane of Beverly, Rebecca Pinzari and her husband, Stephen of North Easton, Mass., Debra Russell and her husband, Alan of Waterboro, Maine, and Cynthia Billings and her partner, William D’Eon, Jr. of Peabody, Mass.; his uncle, Donald Ball and aunt, Jeanne Charland of Derry, N.H.; aunts, Claire Ball of Londonderry, N.H., and Joanne Button of Boscawen, N.H.; as well as several nieces, nephews, and many cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Foster and Virginia Ball.

Funeral services will be held privately at the request of the family. Steven will be buried with his parents in the Forest Hill Cemetery in East Derry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry is assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  October 6, 2015
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