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GERALD "JERRY" F. WARD, MD., 90, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Lutheran Life Villages, Pine Valley, Fort Wayne. Born in Wheatland, Ind., he graduated from Washington High School in 1941, DePauw University in 1945, and Indiana University School of Medicine in 1949. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War. Dr. Gerald was a Urologist in Fort Wayne along with his partners Dr. James P. Scudder and Dr. Phil Shriner. He was a practicing physician at Parkview Hospital from 1955 until retiring in 1986. During his early career, he would also travel to Bryan, Montpelier and Paulding Ohio as well as DeKalb and Whitley County hospitals. Jerry was a member of American Legion, Masonic Lodge,, Mizpah Shrine, Urology Association, and American Medical Association. For many years, he enjoyed going on fishing and hunting trips with his professional friends and just being outdoors. After his retirement, he spent many hours managing his farms in the Garrett community. "He was an outstanding and devoted father, grandfather and person that will be dearly missed by his family, friends and patients." He is survived by his loving children: daughter, Georgia W. (James) Lemberg of Fort Wayne and their children, Elliott and Ian Lemberg; son, Travis M. (Faith) Ward of Garrett, and their children, Kendall, Cameron Ward and Corey Vendrely; son, Adam F. Ward of Fort Wayne; daughter, Brooke A. Ward of Fort Wayne and her children, Alyssa and Caleb Hogan. He is also survived by his, sister-in-law, Sue Ward of Madison, Ind.; half sister, Linda (Dwight) Singer of Kokomo, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula Bailey Ward, MD.; parents, Claude F. and Josetta Ward; stepfather, Byron Donaldson; brother, Donald E. Ward Sr.; and half sister, Eleanor Rogers. Service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Brad Hardesty officiating. Calling also from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the or Heartland Hospice. To view the online obituary, visit

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 5, 2013
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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley
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