Ronald J. Ward Sr.
age 79, of North Canton passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 in his home. He was born in Allentown, Pa., on Oct. 28, 1934 to the late Theodore and Jennie (Davis) Ward. Ronald graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School in 1952 and in 1956 he graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He worked as a pharmacist for 41 years working at St. Luke's Hospital, Gray Drug and Rite Aid.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Cromonic. Ronald is survived by his wife Dolores of 56 years; children, Ronald Ward Jr., Monica (Kevin) Cooper and Gregory (Tami) Ward all of North Canton; grandchildren, Jill (Tom) Hudak of Germany, Airman Gregory M. Ward of Louisiana, Kathleen E. Ward of North Canton and Abigail Lewis; great grandchild, Jayden E. Ward. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff from Aultman Hospice for all of the love and support.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church of North Canton, 241 St. Main St. North Canton Ohio 44720 with Rev. Msgr. James A. Clarke as celebrant. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel (801 Pittsburg Ave. NW) from 4 to 6p.m. Ronald's final resting place will be in North Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests their loved one be remembered with a mass offering or a memorial donation to St. Paul's Catholic Church of North Canton. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website: www.reedfuneralhome.com