SEARS, Ward L. 75, of Bristol, R.I., died Sunday Oct. 23, 2016 at home. He was the husband of the late Jennie (Castigliego) Sears. Ward was born in Springfield, MA., a son of the late Ward A. and Noreen ( Morgan) Sears.|
Mr. Sears was a Civil Engineer for the Stone and Wagner for many years, and also for Burns and Roe.
He was a licensed and certified Engineer. Mr. Sears was a Captain in the US Army, serving as a unit commander, in the construction engineers, division , while serving in Vietnam.
While in the service, he received the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, National Defense Service Medal, 2 overseas bars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 1960, a Unit Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.
He was an undergraduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Engineering, and a graduate of Syracuse University with an MBA. Mr. Sears had attended Northeastern University on an Athletic Scholarship, for Basketball, and was a captain on their team and is in the Hall of Fame at the University.
Mr. Sears, was a kind hearted person, and a jack of all trades, and loved caring for his late wife, and also loved sports. He was always helping others, whether it was remodeling, or driving someone some place, he liked photography, playing cards, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Mr. Sears is survived by his daughters Nicola Uzell and her husband William of Shrewsbury MA., Shelley and her husband Daniel D'Amato of Tolland CT. He was the brother of Nancy June Royce and her husband Richard of Ludlow MA., a sister-in-law Jessica Garakop and her husband John of Warren RI.
He was the grandfather of Amanda Uzell, Brandon Uzell, Dillon D'Amato, and Aidan D'Amato.
He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be held Monday October 31, 2016 at 10:00am in the Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, WARREN, RI , burial with Military Honors will follow in the North Burial Ground, Hope Street, Bristol.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling Hours are Sunday Oct. 30, 2016 from 2 -5 pm.
Gifts in memory may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301, www.dav.org, or to Autism Speaks, Attn: Web Gift, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton , NJ, 08540. www.wjsmithfh.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 27, 2016