- The Delaware County Daily Times
Donald Linwood Ward, 83,
World War II veteran
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Donald Linwood Ward, 83, of the Linwood section of Lower Chichester, a retired Sun Oil Co. project administrator and World War II veteran, died Feb. 2 at his son's home in Nottingham.
Mr. Ward was born and raised in Linwood. He attended Eddystone High School and Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del.
He worked as a project manager at Sun Oil for 31 years, retiring in 1983.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, having served on the USS Haynesworth in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He was awarded the Pacific Theatre Ribbon with three stars, the American Theatre Ribbon, the Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
Mr. Ward was a member of the VFW Post No. 6835 in Glen Mills, and the American Legion Post No. 951 in Ogden.
He was a former member of the Chichester School Authority, which was instrumental in constructing the school gymnasium and natatorium. He was a member of the aniline Village Civic Association for many years and in the 1990s, the association dedicated the Brady-Ward Park in Aniline Village in his honor. He was a former member of the Mercury Gun Club in Aston.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was the widower of Blanche J. McClellan Ward who died in 2000.
Survivors: Sons, Marc F. Ward of Nottingham, Eric S. Ward of Landenberg; daughters, Cheryl J. Ganster of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mary K. Foderaro of Salisbury, Md., Michele L. Hagel of Linwood; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.
Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Ward Funeral Home, 1459 Market St., Linwood.
Visitation: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial: Lawn Croft Cemetery, Lower Chichester.
Contributions: VFW Post No. 6835, c/o William Aymen, Quarter Master, 799 Capri Circle, Boothwyn, PA 19061.