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Hector A. Ward

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EAST ARLINGTON -- Hector A. Ward, 69, a resident of Andrews Lane died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 at the Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Ward was born in East Arlington on Jan. 1,1935, he was the son of the late J. Paul and Florence (Clark) Ward, he graduated from the Austine School for the Deaf in Brattleboro.

On June 29,1957 he married the former Ruth Burleson at The Federated Church of East Arlington. He had worked at the former Hawley Furniture Company and Hale Furniture Manufacturing Company both in East Arlington. He enjoyed his family and loved traveling, he was very active in efforts for the deaf and was past-president and treasurer of the Southwestern Association for the Deaf.

He leaves his wife of 46 years, Ruth Ward of East Arlington; three sons, John Ward of Sunderland, Paul Ward and Alan Ward both of East Arlington; two daughters, Wendy Watson of Bennington and Lisa Ward of East Arlington; two sisters, Alice Stratton of Bennington and Eleanor Walsh of Arlington; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by an infant son, a brother, J. Paul Ward Jr., and a sister, Elvira Hunt.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at The Federated Church of East Arlington with the Rev. Thomas Truscott officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.

Friends may call atthe Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home-Arlington Chapel, Route 7A on Wednesday evening from 6-8pm when the family will be present.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association-Vermont Affiliate in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 9, 2004
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