Ricky Lee Ballone, 67, of East Millsboro, Pennsylvania entered into the presence of our Lord on the morning of Monday February 8, 2021. He passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side.
Ricky was born on June 5, 1953. He spent his professional career as a foreman at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation prior to his retirement. He was extremely well-liked by his colleagues, was known as a hard worker, and proudly never missed a day of work. His favorite pastimes were playing cards, maintaining a beautiful garden, and listening to music, especially Led Zeppelin. Ricky was known for his infectious smile and very fun-loving personality. He was also known as a very generous person who cared deeply about others. Ricky was just a generally good guy.
Ricky’s greatest joys were those closest to him. He deeply loved his wife of many years, Sandra (Filippone) Ballone, who preceded him in death in 2017. He was his daughter Carla’s best friend and closest confidante and loved her dearly. He had a particular fondness for Carla’s rescues, Hocus and Tiger. He was especially close to his brother, Mike who was devoted to Ricky, using his free time to cut Ricky’s grass, and visiting him at his home. Mike cherished every minute spent with Ricky and is especially broken hearted at his loss. He will greatly miss the times they spent together walking, talking, and laughing.
In addition to his wife Sandra, Ricky was also preceded in death by his father, Carlo Ballone Sr., mother Dolores (Wellington) Ballone, sister Sharon (Ballone) Miller and brothers-in-law, Frank Filippone and Vince Filippone. In addition to his daughter Carla he is survived by his brother Carlo Ballone Jr., sister Elena Ballone, brother Mike Ballone, his wife Lori, sister Darla (Ballone) Garlick, her husband Rick, sister-in-law Mary Ann Criss, her husband Bob, and many nieces and nephews.
Ricky’s family will receive friends at the Kish-Fabry Funeral Home Inc., 19 Legion Street, Republic, PA on Saturday, February 13 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with prayer services officiated by Pastor Chuck House following the visitation. PA-COVID-19 restrictions will be enforced at the funeral home.
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