David M. Ballou, of Milton, departed this life on June 27th, at the home of his daughter in
Williamsville, NY. Dave was born in West Mansfield, MA in 1944, the son of Sidney Ballou and
Barbara Collins Ballou. Dave attended Nyack Missionary College, and then spent most of his life
in Ulster County, NY, where he pastored Lattingtown Baptist Church, also known as Lattingtown
Christian Fellowship, for nearly 50 years.
Dave lost Lorraine, his wife of 49 years, in 2015, and is survived by his daughter Diane Krause and her husband Troy of Williamsville, NY, his son Michael Ballou and his wife Kristi of Weare, NH, and his 6 grandchildren: Emily, Elizabeth, and Sean Krause, and Evan, Lauren, and Jacob Ballou. He is predeceased by his eldest sister Lillian and survived by two sisters Sandra and MaryJane and two brothers Sidney and Steve and their families.
In addition to pastoring, Dave taught in the Marlboro and Newburgh school systems for a short
time, and was very active with the Milton Engine Company as a member and chaplain. When
time allowed, Dave got his hands dirty working among friends and doing anything needed at
Faurie's farm at the top of Old Indian Road.
Visiting hours will be held on August 11 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, followed by a memorial service
at Lattingtown Christian Fellowship Center. A reception with food will follow at the Fellowship Center.
Please feel free to attend any or all of these gatherings.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lattingtown Baptist Church or Milton Engine Co. #1.