Homegoing service for late Liberian ambassador

Ambassador von Ballmoos died recently in London

Ambassador von Ballmoos died recently in London

Liberians residing in the UK will on Wednesday hold a home going service in London for the fallen Liberian ambassador Rudolf P. von Ballmoos.
According to a release issued recently by the Union of Liberian Organizations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK), the service will take place at 11 am at the Saint Matthais Catholic Church on 201 Cheam Common Road, Worcester Park. A repast will follow immediately after the service.

The release, signed by ULO-UK’s secretary general Fidel C.T. Budy , said the organization “will welcome donations for the family. Any member wishing to make a donation can do so via the organisation’s bank account.”  Please see details : Barclays Bank, Sort code: 20-46-76, Account number: 83349713 .

Meanwhile, Liberia’s Foreign Ministry, in a release issued recently said 56-year-old Ambassador von Ballmoos,  who was accredited to the Court of Saint James, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland died on Thursday( December 17) morning at the Epsom General Hospital in Surrey, London.

The release noted that “Prior to his demise, Ambassador von Ballmoos, served his Country and People as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, The Vatican and the Sovereign Military Hospitalier Order of Malta. He also served as Liberia’s Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana.

“He was later transferred from Ghana to the United Kingdom as Liberia’s Ambassador to that Country, where he remained up to his demise.

“Ambassador von Ballmoos was one of Liberia’s outstanding diplomats, who served his country and people with dedication, commitment and loyalty.

“Arrangements are underway with authorities of the Epsom General Hospital and the Liberian Embassy in London, to ship back home the mortal remains of the Late Ambassador von Ballmoos.” 

7 Responses to “Homegoing service for late Liberian ambassador”
  1. Philip F JOHNSON says:

    It is a great loss to our nation and to the Liberian Foreign Service to come to terms with the demise of such engaged and ambitious diplomat.

    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in perfect peace and light perpetual continue to shine upon him.

  2. Ebenezer Pratt says:

    This was a big loss to the government and people of Liberia. May his soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed Rest In Perfect Peace.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What is this about collecting money. The ambassador was not from a poor home. His daughter should have left colledge by now. His wife can take care of herself. He married her recently in Ghana.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Liberians will not stop using dead bodies for business. Liberians should do better than this. it is a great shame.

  5. Dempster Yallah says:

    Fond memories of our days on the pool table at the UL Student Center will linger forever Ruddie. You were truly a people’s person, thus your ambassadoralship was no accident. We’ll miss you, but you just RIP till we meet again on that beautiful shore. God bless Ruddie. God bless.

  6. Jeremiah Sekou Galimah says:

    Ambassador Von Ballmoos was a close friend of mine, I first met the Ambassador in Equatorial Guinea. I was the chairman of the Liberian community, whenever he came around we used to always be around him, he was a true Liberian leader, very simple in ever word of it. I will never forget those good old times we spent together, he was the big brother I never had, he advice me about every thing. Interesting the day he died we were talking about him in our home in Houston. Whenever he visited our home in Malabo, when he’s sitting in our living room, he will watch our little girl cleaning up her room and she was just 6 years of age, he will watch her re-arranged her room, then he will ask how old is, she we will tell him. Now she is 12. She don’t like to clean her room, on that faithful day we were telling her if Amb Von Ballmoos should see your room now he will think other wise. Wow I’m feeling so bad we lost him so soon. May his soul rest in peace. Galimahs Family

  7. Diana Agnes Nah says:

    Ambassador Rudolf Precious von Ballmoos, you were indeed a kind man.
    I got my first ever nursing job in Ghana through you and your wife (my sister). I remain very grateful, you were indeed an ambassador. Rest In Peace Sir. Have my sympathy Mrs. Angie Kolue Nymemah Lavala von Ballmoos and the entire family.

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