BALL, Richard J. Of Dorchester, passed away on May 21 2020, age 77 years.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Charles E. Ball and Mary Lucy (Ferrante). He is predeceased by his son, Michael J. Ball, who passed away in 1986.
Richard's passions were science and technology. He graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology and had a long career at Honeywell in Intelligent Building Systems. He later taught in the school of Engineering at Northeastern University, and received a Masters degree in the history of science from Harvard University. His Thesis "The Shroud of Tourin and its Alchemic Probability circa AD 1350" was published in 2005. Richard was also proud of his military career and he retired as Chief in the US Navy, spending 26 years as an Aviator.
He is survived by his children, Karen Ball-Fonseca and Richard M. Ball and his grandchildren, Michael, Taylor and Matthew Ball and Sydney, Victoria and Shane Fonseca. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Brain Injury Association of America.
Services will be private.