Brian Ball Obituary, Death  – After a courageous battle with anorexia, Brian Ball, age 27, from Lancaster, passed away in peace on November 19th, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) with his loving family by his side. The brilliant mind, razor-sharp wit, arresting blue eyes, and overflowing generosity that Brian possessed will be sorely missed.

Brian was born in Lancaster in 1995, and he attended and graduated from Manheim Township High School in 2014, where he was a member of the school’s swim and cross-country teams. Brian was a brilliant student who also displayed a strong interest in the natural sciences. He attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he studied biochemistry while also working as a biology department tutor and participating in ultimate frisbee.

Brian was a big fan of staying active and loved to go hiking and spend time outside. He had a lot of fun going camping with his family and friends, taking trips to the Jersey Shore, and attending family gatherings at the cabin that his grandfather had built. The character of Brian was one of genuine concern and sensitivity. He worked as a volunteer in area hospitals, offering patients comfort and making their lives easier in general.

Brian’s battle with his eating disorder spanned over a decade of his life. Even though the overwhelming nature of the treatments and their protracted duration took a significant toll on him, he has never wavered in his determination to lend his support to other young people who are battling this terrible disease.

Brian is survived by his parents, Michael and Lisa Ball, of Lancaster, his sister Katie, who resides in Philadelphia, his brother Stephen, who resides in Houston, Texas, and his twin brother Matthew, who resides in Lancaster. Additionally, Brian is survived by his devoted grandparents, Thomas and Amelia Radziwon, who reside in Pittsburgh, as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins located in eight different states. His beloved grandparents, Harry and Catherine Ball, passed away before Brian. They were by his side until the very end.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 25 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church, which is located at 601 E Delp Rd. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601. In addition, the family will be present at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church on Saturday, November 26th, to greet guests beginning at 10:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 11:00 AM.