Gary Ball - January 8, 1999

Forwarding the following info sent ( early January 1999) by Joanne Heider, formerly Cray/DC and now Sun. 


It is with sadness that I inform you that Gary Ball passed away yesterday.

For those that did not know, he learned in August that he had inoperable brain cancer. Despite aggressive chemo and radiation treatments, he was not able to win the battle.

Funeral services will be held in Ohio at Grawmlich Funeral Home, (614-444-7854) on Sunday, Jan. 10th.   He will be buried with his father in Kentucky later in the week.

For those interested, his wife, Shari Ball, resides in Arlington, VA. Condolences can be sent to:

Sheri Ball
2342 N. Van Buren Court
Arlington, VA 22206

At this time, no directions regarding contributions to a charity or flowers have been indicated by the family.

Gary was a good man, a good friend and a luminary in the Government HPC marketplace. He will be missed greatly.


Obituaries for Jan. 11, 1999

Gary Daniel Ball, age 47, January 8, 1999. Retired US Army Captain having served in the 101st Airborne Division. Graduate Ohio State University with Masters in Nuclear Engineering, Student Capital University Law School; Retired Sr. VP of Silicon Graphics Corp., Washington DC, was on cutting edge of computer design and architecture for past 15 years; held Ship's Masters Certificate, private pilot; avid golfer, skier, sailor and sportsman. Preceded in death by father, Woodrow. Devoted husband of Sherri of Arlington VA. Also survived by his beloved family; mother Ruby Moore Ball; sisters, Clarice (Paul) Hewitt and Deborah (Robert) Young all of Columbus; nephew, Joshua Daniel Young and other caring family of cousins and aunts.

Family will receive friends Sunday 2-4 pm. and 6-8 at GRAUMLICH & SON FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., where service will be held Monday 10:00 a.m. Rev. John Watson officiating. Graveside Service with military honors, Monday 3pm. at Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa Kentucky followed by interment.


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