John T. Ballard, 58, a resident of Andes, died March 6, 2013 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
John was born August 15, 1954 in Margaretville, the son of George and Leona (Butler) Ballard.
John worked in the food service business for many years, starting at the Meinstein Lodge in Fleischmanns. Later he was a chef at Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort, Rye Playland and Gore Mountain Ski Resort. He loved to cook and did painting as a side job. John lived in many places where he worked but spent most of his time in Roxbury and Andes. He enjoyed hunting, music, and he had many favorite TV shows.
He is survived by three brothers, Richard, James, and Kevin; seven sisters, Carolyn, Marilyn, Joyce, Susan, Kathy, Phyllis and Patty; several nieces and nephews, and also his special landlords, Bill and Harriet Elwood.
John was predeceased by a brother, Steven in 1985.
A memorial services for John will be held on the family farm at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury