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August 1, 2013

Wilbur (Wil) Ball, 78

Viera, FL — Wilbur Fiske Ball, USCG CWO4 (ret.), passed away on Sept. 1, 2012, in Florida. Born May 26, 1934 in Haverhill, Mass., the son of the late Wilbur Fiske and Beatrice Emma (George) Ball. Wil graduated from Haverhill High in 1952. He is survived by his wife, Debbie (Smith) Ball of Viera, Fla.; sister, Phyllis (John G.) Williams of Haverhill; four children, Thomas (Duncan, Okla.); Susan Lucas (Bremen, Ga.); Cherryl Ball Wallballich (Frisco, Texas); David (Niceville, Fla.); stepdaughter, Krista Smith (Normal, Ill.); 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond. Wil was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on April 16, 2013, with full military honors. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, aboard the Captain's Lady at Plum Island.