John S. Ballard

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: former mayor of Akron, Ohio during turbulent times from the mid-1960's through the 1970's, in which the city went through rubber industry strife (widespread strikes and the close of rubber plants in the area) and racial strife with the Wooster Avenue riots in 1968 during his time in office.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease

 

Born: September 30, 1922

 

Died: April 21, 2012

 

Location: Akron, Ohio