Linda (Flitcroft) Ball, 69, of Phoenix, New York, passed away December 16th in the loving care of Hospice of Oswego County at her home, with family by her side. She valiantly fought a 5 year battle with Ovarian Cancer and is admired for her great strength, faith and hope as she lived her life to the fullest! She was especially known by everyone-- for her infectious smile and laughter!
Linda was born November 28, 1951 to the late Margaret (Dark) and Henry W. Flitcroft in Syracuse, New York. She grew up in Marcellus, graduating in 1969 from Marcellus Central School, then attending Alfred State College and Upstate Medical Center, earning a B.S. Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. Linda met her husband, Mike Ball, while attending Upstate College and they were married July 20, 1974.
She became a medical technologist, beginning her career at Upstate Hospital and for 25 years at Chestnut Ridge Health Center. Linda also worked for Relay Services for the Deaf and Laboratory Alliance of CNY, retiring in 2015.
Linda was an active member of the First Congregational UCC of Phoenix, and served as Church Moderator, on Board of Trustees and Deacons, Pastoral Search Committee, Dorcus Women’s Fellowship, and also taught Sunday School. She was an advocate for children in her school district and a member of the Phoenix Central School Band Boosters and was a past President of Chorus Boosters.
She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Philip “Mike” Ball and three children. Christoper (Nubia) Ball of West Chester, OH, Julie (Matt) Callard and Melissa (Aaron) Shupp both of New Harford, NY. Her 9 precious grandchildren, Ana, Eva, Mia & Allen Ball, Harper, Grace & Ella Callard, and Clara & Henry Shupp. One great –grandaughter Emma. One sister, Cathy Roberts of North Syracuse and one brother, Scott (Laura) Flitcroft of Prescott, AZ. Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends who all loved her.
Due to Covid 19, there will be no callings hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Internment at Pine Plains Cemetery will be held in Spring 2021.
Donations can be made to First Congregational Church, 43 Bridge Street, Phoenix, NY 13135 or Hope for Heather Foundation, 159 Dwight Park Circle, Suite #106, Syracuse, NY 13209
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY has care of arrangements.