Frederick J. Ball - General Counsel of Security Federal Savings & Loan

9432 and 11505 Lake Shore Boulevard
Frederick James Ball
Frederick James Ball

Fred Ball was general counsel, and director for Security Federal Savings and Loan Association for 40 years before retiring in 1985. He worked with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland as a trustee and president of its board. For many years, he was a volunteer at United Way, The Federation for Community Planning and president of the Board of both the Golden Age Centers of Cleveland and the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. He was on the council of delegates of the Ohio State Bar Association for ten years.

Frederick Ball served as a justice of the peace in Bratenahl from 1947 to 1959 and served on the village council for eight years from 1994 through 2001.

Frederick James Ball was born on March 25, 1919, the son of Frederick L. and Lulu Ball. He attended Bratenahl schools through the eighth grade and went on to attend University School graduating in 1937. He received a B.A. degree from Brown University in 1941 and a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School being admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1945.

Fred married Elizabeth “Ibby” in 1946 after being widowed three times. Ibby had been widowed two times. Ibby was born in Cleveland in 1921. She grew up in Lakewood, attended Lakewood High School and went on to Leland Powers Drama School in Boston. She attended the University of Hawaii and the University of Maryland where she obtained her B.A. degree. Each had four children. Frederick’s children were Peter, Susan (Thompson), Mary (Stuart) and Christopher. Ibby’s children were Stephen, Tony, Sophie, and Sarah

Fred and Ibby moved to One Bratenahl Place in 1980.  In 2005, Ibby became ill and had to move to Judson Manor in University Circle. She died on December 16, 2010. Fred died on February 22, 2017. Both are buried in Lake View Cemetery.