Gilbert N. Ball, a retired insulation company official, died Oct. 30 after a heart attack at his home on Avalon Avenue in the Dundalk area.
Mr. Ball, who was 72, retired in 1982 as a superintendent for AC&S Inc., which did subcontracting work at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyards. He had worked for AC&S for almost 50 years, starting as a mechanic's helper.
In the late 1950s, he was president of Local 11 of the Asbestos Workers' Union. He was member of the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard Retirees.
A native of Baltimore, he attended the Polytechnic Institute. He later coached youth soccer and baseball teams in the Dundalk area and was a fan of soccer and baseball teams at Loyola College, where his son played, and of the soccer team at John Carroll High School, which his son coached.
He played golf and was a member of the Inverness Presbyterian Church and the St. Helena Old Timers Club.
He is survived by his wife, the former Wilma K. Gibbs; a son, Gilbert N. Ball Jr. of Bel Air; a daughter, Chris L. Kelley of Van Nuys, Calif.; a brother, Samuel R. Ball Jr. of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 3 at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home in Dundalk.