IJ Morris at Star of David Cemetery of the Palm Beaches 

9321 Memorial Park Road, West Palm Beach, FL


Morris Ball

4 April, 192428 January, 2020

Morris Ball, 95, of Wellington, FL died on January 28, 2020. He was born and raised in Newark, NJ and lived in Hillside, NJ. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Roselyn, daughters Ruth (Mary Ellen) of Somerset, NJ and Ellen (Bruce) of Brookline, MA, and grandson Max Haimowitz.

Morris was a veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific. He graduated from Weequahic High School (Newark), Rutgers University (Newark), and Teachers College, Columbia University. He taught Social Studies at Kawameeh Junior High in Union, NJ for 35 years where he especially enjoyed teaching American History and the US Constitution.

He was active at Temple Shomrei Torah (Hillside, NJ) where he served as president. In retirement, he was a member at Temple Beth Torah (Wellington, FL) where he volunteered for Shalom newsletter editor, choir, boards, and Torah study. He greeted visitors every Wednesday at the Wellington Regional Hospital information desk where he also visited patients as Jewish chaplain. Countless happy hours were spent in the garden. No student, friend, visitor, or plant were beyond his interest.

Graveside services are Sunday, February 2nd at 2:30 pm at 9321 Memorial Park Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33412. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Torah (900 Big Blue Trace, Wellington, FL 33414) or the charity of your choice.


  • Max Ball, Father (deceased)
  • Rose Weiss Ball, Mother (deceased)
  • Roselyn Ball, Wife
  • Ruth Ball (Mary Ellen), Daughter
  • Ellen Ball (Bruce Haimowitz), Daughter
  • Max Haimowitz, Grandson


  • Funeral Service Sunday, 2 February , 2020


Morris Ball

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Alan Chester

3 February 2020

So sorry to hear the sad news. Wishing you and your family my condolences and best wishes.

Alan Chester

Steve Byrom

1 February 2020

Mr. Ball is a shining memory of my Jr high social studies class (1975); a wonderful teacher and person, so typical of the Greatest Generation. Rest in piece sir.

Richard Friedman

1 February 2020

Mr. Ball was my social studies teacher at Kawameeh JHS the first year that it opened. Enjoyed the class so much. He was a quiet and unassuming person who always made learning fun in his class. Condolences to his family

David Arminio

1 February 2020

Mr Ball was my eighth grade social studies teacher at Kawameeh back in the early 60's. I remember him as being a kind, gentle person who taught in a quiet reserved manner. I looked forward to his class each day and his smile as he greeted his students.

DeVonne Salliey

31 January 2020

I’ve only come to know Mr. Ball through the doting eyes of his daughter, my dear friend Ruth.

“No student, friend, visitor, or plant were beyond his interest.”

Just sit with that sentiment for a moment, and you will come to appreciate the greatness of this Hero. Mr Ball, thank you for your service Sir, you are missed.

Liz Broos

30 January 2020

We have nice memories of celebrating Passover with you (until NJ weather got too cold and unattractive). I'm so glad we got to spend that time and we are all sending our love to the family.
Liz, Mike, Hannah & Emma xxxxxx

David Rothhbart

30 January 2020

Uncle Morris was a very important person in my life. He was a true teacher in and out of the classroom. I have fond memories of his warmth and kindness . He taught me to ice skate, snow ski and the finer points of sledding on the sled trails at Galloping Hill. The day trips to museums in NYC and Philadelphia and the Saturday morning religious services with him were always highlights. I enjoyed talking to him and seeing the joy on his face when listening to opera. It is not often that people have the dynamic impact that he did. Uncle Morris, your memory and love will be with me always, locked in a special place in my heart.