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David Lawrence Ball Obituary


Memories & Candles

“This was a very very sad day in my life, I have known Dave through his job. I went to see him Thursday16June just to chat with Him... thats when I...Read More »
1 of 49 | Posted by: Don Van Moen - Warren, MI

“Jenny, we are so sorry and thinking of you daily. It was good talking with you today. Dave was such a nice man. When we got together he fit...Read More »
2 of 49 | Posted by: Marlene and Joe Berwanger - OH

“I am very sorry for your loss and hope that your grief will be short and your memories long. David was a very kind man. We met in Sharing at...Read More »
3 of 49 | Posted by: Juli Springfield

“I knew David through business only and very much appreciated his high standards and straight forwardness in this arena. I am sure he will be greatly...Read More »
4 of 49 | Posted by: Michael J. Weber - Hazel Park, MI

“I will always cherish our time together with the boys. You were a great friend to both myself and Michael. Love Joe and Valerie ”
5 of 49 | Posted by: Joe & Valerie Yakovac - Hampton, VA

“I was sad tb hear that Davd had passed. I worked with him for several years, he always made me feel welcome when I worked at his office. He will be...Read More »
6 of 49 | Posted by: Liz Williams (BC 233) - MI

“David Ball was an energetic and entertaining fellow resident at Michigan State’s Holden Hall. With Chris Beaupre as a roommate – my...Read More »
7 of 49 | Posted by: Gary Paul Andre - Studio City, CA

“I worked wih David many times while an assistant mangager on Comerica's support team. It was always a pleasure to go to his office as he made you...Read More »
8 of 49 | Posted by: Loraine Dawkins - Clawson, MI

“There aren't words to describe how David touched my life as well as the lives of my children. I never thought of David as just a "boss" because he...Read More »
9 of 49 | Posted by: Michelle Mitchell - MI

“Mr. Ball I can honestly say that it was a pleasure to have known you over the years. You were an amazing father and grandfather to Jeff and his...Read More »
10 of 49 | Posted by: Lance Laquiere - Canton, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. I use to work with David at Comerica and everyone loved him. I will keep your family in my prayers. God Bless ...Read More »
11 of 49 | Posted by: Dorothy Jackson - warren, MI

“Mr. Ball, It’s an understatement to say that you will be missed. You were a father figure to all of us “guys” over the years...Read More »
12 of 49 | Posted by: Chris Beck - Sterling Heights, MI

“I first met David when he was a young, learning assistant manager at my Jefferson-Shook Office. In my 37 years in banking, no one who worked for me...Read More »
13 of 49 | Posted by: Ted Banas - Macomb, MI

“I NEVER NEW ANYBODY THAT LOVE HIS BEAGLE LIKE DAVE DID. EVERY YEAR AT THE COMPANY PARTY DAVE AND I TALKED ABOUT ARE BEAGLES.A GREAT GUY AND A GOOD...Read More »
14 of 49 | Posted by: BILL CARSON - warren, MI

“Dave and I shared many great times in "Harrad House", the dormetory we shared at MSU. We both loved the music of the early 70's, and he introduced...Read More »
15 of 49 | Posted by: Chris Beaupre - Phoenix, AZ

“David and I were best of friends all through High School (Birmingham Groves). My wife, Mary, who also attended Groves was a good friend of David's...Read More »
16 of 49 | Posted by: Gary Kessler - CA

“To Jennifer and family Our deepest condolences on your sad loss. ”
17 of 49 | Posted by: Indu & Gamini Fernando - Perth, WA

“David was my first boss when I started with the bank. Starting your first job can be very overwhelming, but David made it less intimidating. He...Read More »
18 of 49 | Posted by: Jennie Crossen

“When I was working at Gratiot and Martin, I recall so many of our mutual customers complimenting you on the caring service that you provided to them....Read More »
19 of 49 | Posted by: SUSAN BLANCHARD - MI

“Dave, you were a fine member of our management team as well as a very ethical, hard working and loyal person. Your early passing is a tremendous...Read More »
20 of 49 | Posted by: Dallas Dagenais - MI

“To my friend David, We met working at Machus all those years ago, sailed together, listened to some great music, laughed and partied together. The...Read More »
21 of 49 | Posted by: Mark Grzybowski - MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you(Jeff)your Mother and family members. Robert had has said nothing but great things about your father, ski trips,...Read More »
22 of 49 | Posted by: Roy and Renee Trick - MI

“My thoughts and prayers to the family on their loss. I know he will be greatly missed. I worked at the Eastgate branch with him many years ago and he...Read More »
23 of 49 | Posted by: Leigh Hoppe - Utica, MI

“Mr. Ball, I have never met anyone who loved golf more than you. And I mean every word of that…No One!. I always enjoyed playing golf with...Read More »
24 of 49 | Posted by: Ryan Cavanagh - Detroit, MI

“Our deepest condolences to the Ball family on the passing of David. I have such fond memories of David from our family picnics at Watkins Glen and...Read More »
25 of 49 | Posted by: Marcia (Bickford) & Drew Bollard - NY

“David It was my pleasure to work with you at Comerica. You kindness and caring will be missed by all the people you have touch over the years. ...Read More »
26 of 49 | Posted by: Terry Bales - Shelby Twp, MI

“Dave, I will always remember the times we had walking our beagles,(who never listened to what we told them to do)!, and how when we would compare...Read More »
27 of 49 | Posted by: Scott McLellan - Chesterfield, MI

“I will not be able to attend David's funeral, as my son is graduating from high school at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Just wanted you to know that I...Read More »
28 of 49 | Posted by: Stacey King - ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI

“To My dear dear friend David, I am in complete shock, I cannot believe you are not here. I cannot comprehend you being gone from us. David you were...Read More »
29 of 49 | Posted by: Chris Heeder - Oakland Township, MI

“I worked @ a Br. call center from 1985-2004 and met David over the phone and later in person @ a meeting. He was a sincere, honest and caring person...Read More »
30 of 49 | Posted by: Clara Hahnefeld

“Jenny, Jeff and family, David will be so missed. He was a gentle soul and caring neighbor. I am grateful that we had the honor of knowing him. He...Read More »
31 of 49 | Posted by: Milissa Pierce - St. Clair Shores, MI

“David, You will be sorely missed for your kindness and compassion. You were a wonderful friend, not only our banker, and we will miss your...Read More »
32 of 49 | Posted by: Carol Ream - WARREN, MI

“Such a shock. He was such a good, kind boss to work for. So many people will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. God bless ”
33 of 49 | Posted by: Diane Beauchamp - St Clair Shores, MI

“Deepest condolences from Davis Sr.Davis,Leslie and Don.We still remember the good times in Avalon many years ago. ”
34 of 49 | Posted by: Davis Pearson - PA

“Deepest condolences from Davis Sr.Davis,Leslie and Don.We still remember the good times in Avalon many years ago. ”
35 of 49 | Posted by: Davis Pearson - PA

“David, we are all going to miss you. You were always such an inspiration to all around you. I never saw you in a bad mood at the branch even the...Read More »
36 of 49 | Posted by: Anya Keogh - Chicago, IL

“AN UNFILLABLE VOID It is not possible to put into words what David's friendship meant to me. We first crossed paths back in the days when David...Read More »
37 of 49 | Posted by: Michael Sparrow (fka Michael Tomaszewski) - MI

“We had the honor of the 4 "Michigan Balls" attend our wedding in Ohio in 2000.I was very pleased they came.Our family is small and spread out so it...Read More »
38 of 49 | Posted by: Don Pearson and Gail - phila., PA

“My heart goes out to the entire family. I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
39 of 49 | Posted by: Kyle Mesack - Collegue

“David, He was the greatest boss that I had a Comerica Bank, He was kind,understanding and caring. He shared that with all people that he touched....Read More »
40 of 49 | Posted by: Regina Louwers - Roseville, MI

“David, We will always remember, with a smile, our walks at Balduck and down at the 9 mile Pier with Copper and Cody. Neither one of the dogs...Read More »
41 of 49 | Posted by: Scott and Karen McLellan - MI

“Mr. Ball, You have been such a great role model for all of us "boys" growing up. You always opened your home and your giant heart to us. I will...Read More »
42 of 49 | Posted by: Richard Kostukoff - Ann Arbor, MI

“What a shock to hear this. My prays go out to all of you. David has touched so many lives. ”
43 of 49 | Posted by: dianne hansen - scs, MI

“Mr. Ball, Words can't describe how much you'll be missed. You were a great man, a wonderful husband and an awesome father. Whether it was soccer...Read More »
44 of 49 | Posted by: Brian G. Hicks - Bethel, CT

“Mr. Ball - Few people leave such a long lasting impact as you have done. Growing up in such a close group of people, we all thought of you as a...Read More »
45 of 49 | Posted by: Jason Cupples - Grand Rapids, MI

“Mr. Ball, It was a true honor to grow up and have such a great person impact so many of our lives. Our group a friends is a true family and...Read More »
46 of 49 | Posted by: Mark Schueler - Cincinnati, OH

“David, There was no boss in the world like you. You took the time to listen and understand those who worked for you. You were kind, caring,...Read More »
47 of 49 | Posted by: Dawn Fashho - Saint Clair, MI

“It was an honor to have worked for you. I learned a lot from you and I am glad I had the privilege to work by your side. I am a better person for...Read More »
48 of 49 | Posted by: Erin Dettloff - Macomb, MI

“Dad, We miss you so much already. Please watch over us and all of the family. We know you are at peace. We love you so much. Love, Jeff...Read More »
49 of 49 | Posted by: Jeff and Jennifer Ball - MI


David Lawrence Ball passed away peacefully at home on May 30th, 2011. He was born on July 18, 1950 in Waltham, Massachusetts; son of George Appleton and Mary Jane (nee Bickford) Ball. David graduated from Michigan State University in 1972. On May 5th, 1979 David married Jennifer Manley at the Congregational Church of Birmingham. Mr. Ball was a very active man. He enjoyed bowling and skiing. He was an avid golfer who would golf all over Michigan with his friends. His green thumb enabled him to maintain fruitful gardens over the years. Mr. Ball was very active in the Eagle Scouts. His professional career began in the restaurant business until 1979. He then began his career with Comerica Bank eventually attaining the title of Vice President of the Comerica Bank at 10 Mile and Ryan Roads. He leaves behind his loving wife Jennifer. He was proud of his son Jeffrey (Danielle). He adored his grandchildren Aidan and Aubrey. David is survived by his brother George and sisters Janet Delaney and Cindy Eby. He will be missed by his dogs Copper and Sophie. David's "home away from home" was Lakeshore Presbyterian Church. He was dedicated to his Church serving various capacities such as teaching Sunday School, being a Trustee, and serving on various committees. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 3rd from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Mr. Ball will lie in state on Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral at 12:00 pm at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church 27801 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081. Contributions may be made in Mr. Ball's name to Lakeshore Presbyterian Church.

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