Richard Ward

Obituary of Richard John Ward

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HARRISVILLE- Richard John Ward, 80, of Washington Street, passed peacefully Sunday, January 31, 2021 at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. Richard (Dick) was born on May 12, 1940 in Fine, New York to the late Duthan & Helen (Moote) Ward. He attended school in Clifton Fine. He married Janet LaFave in 1960 at the St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church in Harrisville, NY. Dick worked for the Newton Falls Paper Mill for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He is survived by his wife Janet and their children; Tammy Rabideau of Plattsburgh, Anna (Jim) Seymour, Harrisville, Brenda (Jamie) Stanley, Beaver Falls, Richard (Susan) Ward Jr., Harrisville, and Ralph (Amy) Ward, Fowler, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his brother Gary (Kim) Ward, Fine and sister Sandra (Lester) Babcock, Henderson. Dick is predeceased by two children, John Ward and Robin Ward Bresett, his parents Duthan & Helen Ward, brother James Ward, son-in-law Roy Rabideau. Dick was best known for his love of his family and the cherished times he spent together with his wife, children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed camping, hunting, football & nascar. Due to his wishes and the Covid-19 Pandemic there will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be determined later by the family. Online condolences in his memory can be made to www.lundyfuneralhome.com Arrangements are being handled by the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc. located at 500 State Street in Carthage, NY 13619.
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