Ross Ballato (1920 - 1983)

A photo of Ross Ballato
Ross Ballato
1920 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Ross Ballato was born on April 12, 1920. He died in November 1983 at 63 years of age. We know that Ross Ballato had been residing in Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia 26062.


Ross Ballato Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Ross Ballato, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Ballato family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Ross Ballato

First name


Middle name


Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases




Ross Ballato was born on


Ross Ballato died in

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Ross.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Ross Ballato?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Ross's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was Ross a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia 26062


Did Ross finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Ross attend?


Share what Ross did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Ross's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Ross serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Ross Ballato?
View other bios of people named Ross Ballatos
Back to Top

Ross Ballato Family Tree

Ross's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Ballato family tree.

Ross's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Ross Ballato
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

Ross's Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Ross during various points of his life.

Share Memories about Ross

What do you remember about Ross Ballato? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Ross is remembered.

Ross Ballato Obituary

This obit of Ross Ballato is maintained by Ross's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Ross Ballato passed away in November 1983 at 63 years of age. He was born on April 12, 1920. There is no information about Ross's family or relationships. We know that Ross Ballato had been residing in Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia 26062.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Ross Ballato

1920 - 1983 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Ross's lifetime

In 1920, in the year that Ross Ballato was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1945, by the time he was 25 years old, on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

In 1961, by the time he was 41 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1977, he was 57 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1983, in the year of Ross Ballato's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

Other Biographies

Other Ross Ballatos

Ross Ballato
Born: around 1920
West Virginia, United States

Other Ballatos

Justin E Ballato
Nov 26, 1987 - May 27, 2003
Charles J Ballato
Mar 11, 1917 - Oct 14, 2005
Weirton, WV
Rose Ballato
Aug 4, 1920 - March 1985
Saro Ballato
Mar 18, 1913 - Jan 5, 2000
Weirton, WV
Jennie Ballato
Dec 6, 1911 - July 1976
Maple Heights, Ohio
Pasquale Ballato
Nov 20, 1911 - Mar 11, 1994
Maple Heights, OH
Joe Ballato
Aug 3, 1884 - September 1975
Maple Heights, Ohio
Josie Ballato
Mar 18, 1893 - January 1972
Maple Heights, Ohio
Joseph C Ballato
Dec 13, 1913 - Feb 27, 2007
Cleveland, Ohio
Elizabeth J Ballato
Apr 28, 1914 - Dec 5, 2001
Stuart, FL
Madge Ballato
Dec 2, 1915 - Feb 17, 1995
Cleveland, OH
Eleanor L Ballato
Feb 13, 1929 - Jan 8, 2006
Lehighton, PA
Mary Ballato
Nov 23, 1913 - Jan 10, 1999
Akron, OH
Carmelo Ballato
Mar 7, 1873 - January 1968
Akron, Ohio
Charles Ballato
Nov 10, 1912 - June 1983
Akron, Ohio
Joseph Ballato
Dec 18, 1899 - January 1967
Akron, Ohio
Bernice Victoria Ballato
Mar 3, 1922 - Mar 2, 2007
Akron, Ohio
Joseph G Ballato
May 18, 1915 - Mar 20, 1998
Akron, OH
Ada v Ballato
Feb 14, 1919 - Dec 11, 2006
Peoria, AZ
Giuseppe Ballato
Oct 13, 1892 - March 1979
Freeport, New York

Other Bios

William Schehl
Jan 13, 1923 - December 1983
Anthony Barsi
Nov 15, 1920 - Jan 17, 2007
Austin, Texas
Robert Demuth
Dec 15, 1919 - May 1979
John Hummell
Aug 29, 1913 - October 1986
Moundsville, West Virginia
Edward Bruno
Sep 12, 1920 - June 1987
Wheeling, West Virginia
Andrew Kirchner
Sep 26, 1918 - December 1972
Emma Lindsay
Feb 18, 1901 - March 1978
Dayton, Ohio
Robert Ushman
Dec 18, 1914 - January 1970
Ralph Miller
Sep 25, 1923 - December 1975
Daniel P Kasunic
Apr 8, 1924 - Sep 11, 2010
Wheeling, WV
Helen Yost
May 17, 1923 - November 1977
Wirt Barrett
Apr 22, 1905 - September 1975
Wolf Pen, West Virginia
Frank J Silverthorn
Aug 30, 1922 - Aug 19, 2005
New Philadelphia, OH
James Graban
Apr 24, 1898 - December 1966
Hubbard, Ohio
Harold Gerard
Aug 25, 1911 - November 1980
San Jose, California
Raymond Harvey
Sep 27, 1924 - June 1978
Chester L Jarrell
Apr 27, 1920 - Jul 6, 2006
Santa Ana, CA
Harry R White
Dec 11, 1920 - Oct 4, 1993
Hartville, OH
Mary A Luskey
Sep 27, 1908 - Aug 4, 1999
Martins Ferry, OH
Sophia Mckay Cockrill
Jan 19, 1917 - Sep 21, 2007
Laurens, South Carolina
Success Stories from Biographies like Ross Ballato
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.