Irving J. Ward Jr., 84 of Orleans died July 20, 2012 at home. He was the husband of the late Joanne H. Ward. Irving was born in Bartlett, N.H. He was employed by Gulf Oil Corp. for 35 years. He and Joanne retired hereto the cape in 1993. Survivors include his son Irving M. Ward, daughter Christina L. Martin and her husband Michael W. Martin, their daughter Rachael E. Martin his only grandchild and his brother Fred A. Ward. He was a loving husband and father as well as a wonderful grandfather. His granddaughter Rachael came in June to join her mother for the summer to care for him so his wish to die at home could be possible. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA of Cape Cod Hospice, 434 Route 134, Suite D3, South Dennis, MA, 02660. A special thanks to all those from the VNA who came to care for Irving. Your kindness and care are greatly appreciated. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com
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Published in The Cape Codder from July 24 to July 31, 2012