William Ward

William J. Ward

William J. Ward, age 63, of Bear, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 29, 2012. Mr. Ward grew up in Philadelphia before moving to Delaware. He was an active member at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister. He also served in many of the committees at the church and volunteered whenever there was a need. He was a 4th Degree Knight with Knights of Columbus Council #7990. Mr. Ward celebrated 29 years of sobriety with AA and was thankful for every day of his life. He enjoyed fishing and dancing. He loved maintaining his home and building new things. Mr. Ward cherished the times he spent with his family and his special bond with his grandchildren.

Mr. Ward is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Ward; daughters: Liza Orsini, Brandee Lewis and husband William, Janet Rosati; sisters, Susan Ward and Bernadette Gentile; grandchildren: Ashlyn, Rylee, Katelynn, Janae; and niece, Julianna. He was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Napolitano and her husband Vincent.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear Christiana Road, Bear, DE 19701 from 11am-1pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent for the Knights of Columbus Council #7990, c/o of the church. To express an online condolence, visit www.strano-feeley.com.

Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home


Published in The News Journal from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2012