FULTON, NY – Gerald “Jake” Ballard, 72, of Fulton, passed away on Monday February 1, 2016, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Jake had worked as bar manager at the Fulton Polish Home in Fulton for many years, he also worked as a greeter at Walmart in Fulton.
He was an avid enthusiast for SU sports, the Cleveland Browns football team and solving crossword puzzles.
Jake, being a very social person, always enjoyed the company of others.
He was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Fairy Stauring Ballard; and his sister, Janet Allen.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Jean Crisafulli Ballard of Fulton; their daughter, Johanna (Jeffrey) Bock of Cicero; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Rosalie and Alayna Bock of Cicero; two brothers, Donald (Betty) Ballard Jr. of Fulton and Robert (Barbara) Ballard of New Bern, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, with services 10 a.m. Friday also at the funeral home.
A burial service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton Pop Warner Football Program, c/o Teryl Sullivan, Treasurer, 10 Litwak St., Fulton, NY 13069.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.