Paul F. Ward|
December 7, 1942 -
February 22, 2013
Resident of San Jose
Paul F. Ward lived an active and vibrant life for 70 years when he passed on Friday, Feb.22 after battling Lou Gehrig's Disease/ALS. His enthusiastic and warm nature left an imprint on all who knew him.
Paul was born in San Francisco and lived in the Mission District where he spent an adventurous youth. When 14, he moved to Burlingame to attend Mills HS. This is where he fell for his wife of 49 years, Lynn Musso. He attended San Jose State and Santa Clara University where he received his MBA. He went on to a successful career in high tech, which included Eimac, Memorex and Verbatim where he patented the double-sided floppy disc. He was a passionate outdoorsman who loved skiing, fishing and backpacking. He hiked the TYT, JMT and much of the PCT in addition to summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 68. He was a fierce competitor on the golf course, a backyard vintner and a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather.
Paul is survived by his wife, Lynn, daughter Kerri Antes, son Bryan and grandsons Drew, Will, Bennett and son-in-law Todd Antes. He is also survived by his sisters, Laurie Krassilnikoff of San Mateo and Diane Gartner of Pleasant Hill. His go-for-it, can-do attitude and caring spirit will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial Mass at Bellarmine College Prep Chapel on 3/2/13 at 1:30PM to be followed by a reception at Santa Clara University's Benson Center. Williman Room. In lieu of flowers, a gift fund has been established to build the Paul Ward Sierra Club Hut. A non-tax deductible donation toward the construction of this hut can be made to: Wells Fargo Advisors, 55 S. Market St., Suite 1600, San Jose, CA 95113. Acct.# on check should be #86448152.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 28, 2013