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Donald Linwood Ward

Donald Linwood Ward

Male 1926 - 2010  (83 years)

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  • Name Donald Linwood Ward 
    Born 19 Jul 1926  Linwood, Delaware County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 15 Apr 1930  116 Ridge Rd., Linwood, Delaware County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1930 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Linwood, Enumeration District 23-84, Sheet 17B.
    1930 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Linwood, Enumeration District 23-84, Sheet 17B.
    1930 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Linwood, Enumeration District 23-84, Sheet 17B.
    Died 2 Feb 2010  Nottingham, Chester County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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.
    Buried Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, Delaware County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2394  Helms Family
    Last Modified 27 May 2015 

    Father George Franklin Ward,   b. 19 Feb 1888, Port Deposit, Cecil County, MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1958, 1400 Huddell Ave. Linwood, Delaware County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Francis E Gesner,   b. Abt 1896, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Family ID F786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Blanche J. McClellan,   b. 1926,   d. 2000  (Age 74 years) 
    Last Modified 27 May 2015 
    Family ID F787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jul 1926 - Linwood, Delaware County, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Apr 1930 - 116 Ridge Rd., Linwood, Delaware County, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Feb 2010 - Nottingham, Chester County, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, Delaware County, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
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