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H.P. Brandt Funeral Home

1032 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA

OBITUARY

Robert Eugene Ballard

April 9, 1944November 19, 2019

Robert "Bobby" E. Ballard, age 75 of Hampton Township, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Loving husband of 25 years to Colleen E. (Feeney); devoted father of Sean Linkenheimer (wife Erin) of Katy, Texas, and Tonya Regotti (husband Jason) of Hampton Township; Proud Pappy of Brandon, Ella, Tyler, Emma and Maya; brother of Mack Ballard, Barbara Jo Ballard-Clark, Patty, Johnny and Ronnie Ballard, Helen Bone and the late Jeanne Mulkey. Son of the late Malcolm and Ruth Ballard. Also survived by his extended family and friends.

Bobby took great enjoyment in fishing, always ready with reel in hand. King salmon fishing in Olcott, New York, was a yearly excursion with his brother Mack and friends. Spending time with his extended family at camp "Weird Beards" in Tionesta, Forest County, brought him great joy. He fished many different bodies of water during his life. Although the creek by his home runs quiet today with his loss, the waters cleanse all with his spirit.

As he progressed in his years, being part of his grandchildren's lives was of the utmost importance. He took great pride in Ella going to college, attending Tyler's ball games, watching Emma play the piano, seeing Maya perform in dance and was so very grateful for the help Brandon gave him doing everyday things. He was the "Pappy" every grandchild wanted and made lasting memories with each one.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, November 25th, 2019, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township (412-364-4444). A brief time of prayer will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 10 AM in the funeral home prior to procession for committal service being held in the chapel of Allegheny County Memorial Park (1600 Duncan Avenue, Allison Park, PA 15101) at 11 AM. Condolences may be shared at www.brandtfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Committal service in the Chapel of Allegheny County Memorial Park Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Memories

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Robert Carrell

November 24, 2019

I met Bob about 20 years ago, in the office of course. After a couple of visits, he started talking about fishing (of course) which I had not done since I was a kid. The next thing I know, he's packing me up to go to Olcott, NY for salmon fishing. Wouldn't take no for an answer. That was 15 years ago and we have been going back pretty much every year since, and usually with Mack. We went most recently this year, mid October. He struggled a bit with his breathing, but was bound determined. We packed up all of his breathing equipment, meds, fishing poles, and net and took off. I think he had a sense this may be his last trip. Didn't catch much fish, but that wasn't the point, he loved fishing and being with his guys as much as anything (short maybe of eating that fish). Bob could be a bit "rough around the edges" at times, but he was a true friend and one of "those unforgettable characters". Rest in Peace Bob, will miss you, and will do my best to maintain the annual trip to Olcott a Bobby Ballard Tradition.

Barbara (Jo) Ballard-Clark

November 22, 2019

Have so many memories with Bobby (my brother) to list them all.
The latest being fishing with him Lake Erie for Walleye. Had a wonderful time doing what we both enjoyed with sis Patty, brother Mackie and Doc.

RIP Bobby with Mom & Dad. I will miss and love you forever.

Love sis, Jo

Mack Ballard

November 22, 2019

My many favorite memories are the almost 35 years we went to Alcott NY and fished for salmon, and when he came to Florida we always went fishing in the Golf of Mexico.
He loved pulling in those big grouper. We also went to Ohio and loaded up on Walleye.
To say I'm going to miss him is an understatement.
Brother I love and miss you so much, may God listen when you show him how to fish.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY