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Lt. Colonel Robert W.O. Ball (USAF Retired) passed away peacefully on June 22, 2017 in Fort Pierce, FL at the age of 95. Born in Great Neck, NY on May 16, 1922, he was the son of the late Helen Rosenfeld Powers Ball Pettengill and Ronald Lozien Ball. He served his country for 23 years as a US Air Force Pilot during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He held the designation of command pilot with an aeronautical rating of navigator. During World War II, his duty stations included Guam, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima, Japan. After the war, he was stationed at many stateside. bases including Loreado, TX, Stewart & Plattsburg, NY, Wichita, KS, Biloxi, MS, and Scott AFB in Illinois. In the early 1960’s he was stationed at Torrejon AFB in Madrid Spain. His final duty station was Westover AFB in Massachusetts. He retired from active duty in March of 1965. He went on to work for Aetna Life & Casualty in Hartford, CT, in the Hardware Acquisition and Disposition division for large scale data processing equipment. He retired from that position in 1984. He spent the rest of his life playing golf and enjoying his retirement with his wife Patt in Vero Beach, FL and Westerly, RI until her death in October of 2013. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Jane (Shanley) Ball; his brother, Ronald Francis Ball; and two of his children, John Michael Ball and Beverly Anne (Ball) Fancher; and his grandson, Keith Michael Fancher. He is survived by three children, Robert W.O. Ball Jr., Kathleen (Ball) Marchioni and Alexandra (Ball) McCallum; his grandchildren, Alison (Ball) Donovan, Caroline L. Wolff, Tracey (Ball) Cowan, Brendon M. Blakesley, Michael H. Blakesley and Patricia Briell LeBuis; and nine great grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, July 21, 12 Noon, at St. Joseph Church, 1747 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, CT. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, CT. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Salvation Army in his memory.