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Sidney W. Ball Sr.

AMENIA — Sidney W. Ball Sr., 60, of Amenia passed away on Feb. 21, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. 

Sid, as he was known to all, was born on Aug. 16, 1958, in Sharon to Nancy and Gerald (Drum) Ball. 

Since the age of 14 Sid could be found working on many local farms, including the McEnroe Organic Farm. 

When Sid was not farming he spent his time bowling, hunting  and fishing with his family. He continued his love of farming by volunteering at many local organizations including the 4-H program and enjoyed every August at the Dutchess County Fair in the pig barn, cheering his grandchildren on as they competed in showing animals. 

Sid is survived by his loving wife Shirley (Foley) of nearly 43 years; their five children, Sid Jr. and his wife, Heather, Rich and his wife, Theresa, Rob and his wife, Sam, Tracy and her husband, John, and Travis. He is the cherished grandfather of Alexis Shields, Sid III, Christian, Nicholas, Kayla, Taylor, Ariana, Lauren, Cameron, Robert and Toby Jace Ball and one great grandchild, Brooklynn Connors. Sid is also survived by his sisters, Marge and Mindy and his brother Joe as well as many nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his parents as well as his three siblings George, Walter and Robin Ball. Throughout his life he became a friend to many and had an extended family through his friendship with the McEnroe family. 

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon. A funeral service will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Faith Bible Church in Millerton. 

Memorial donations may be sent to the Amenia Fire Dept. and Ambulance.