Harold Vinson Ward
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Harold Vinson Ward, 73 departed this life on October 3, 2018. He was affectionately known as "Candy Man". He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1962 and obtained a degree of Bachelor of Arts from Lane College in Jackson, TN. Harold worked as a Social Worker at the Lake County Department of Children and Family Services for 39 years, retiring in 2011. Harold is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Harold is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers Ronald, Rodney and James Ward and sister Mae Ola Ward. Harold leaves to cherish his memory loving and devoted wife of 20 years Jennifer; 1 son Kevin (Connie) Dungee; 2 grandsons, Ryan and Eric; special niece/daughter Jonee' (Antione) Drake; 4 godchildren, 2 brothers; 5 sisters, 2 sister in-laws; 2 uncles a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family and friends. Visitation: Friday, October 12, 2018 from 12 to 8 pm. with Family Hours 6-8 pm at the Guy and Allen Chapel. Funeral Service: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11am, Pilgrim MB Church, 1301 West 21st Avenue, Gary, IN, Rev. Charles L. Emery officiating. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery



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Published in Post-Tribune from Oct. 10 to Oct. 12, 2018.
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October 24, 2018
I will miss you Uncle Babe. So sorry to lose you so soon. God is with you and your family.

Love Rhonnie.
Veronica
October 15, 2018
Our sincere condolences to Jennifer Ward and family. We were neighbors and friends. Harold was always kind and friendly to my family. It was a pleasure knowing him. May he rest in peace and may the Peace of the Father comfort Jennifer and family in their time of bereavement.
Valerie and Alfred Tennione
October 14, 2018
Blessings to the family of Harold V. Ward...
Will Hargrove
October 13, 2018
Harold always had nice words to say, especially about current movies. Condolences to the family.
Veronica Martinez
October 12, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to the Ward family. Harold was a very generous and caring man. He always had some sort of gift to pass out to those that he cared about. I was the recipient of some of those sometimes small but meaningful gifts. Harold will be sorrowful missed. May he Rest In Peace.
Virginia McCoy-Sewood
October 12, 2018
Harold was one of the good guys...I was a Foster parent and he always told me what I needed to know and pointed me in the right direction..Very grateful. Sorry for your loss...
Cynthia Lorentzen
October 12, 2018
Harold was a wonderful, nice, family man and co-worker. He always had something to offer either candy, kind words, and knowledge. I pray that the memories of Harold and the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit comfort and sustain his family and loved ones until you meet again.
Love,
"Liz" Woods
Elizabeth Woods
October 12, 2018
So sorry for your loss Jennifer.
Gloria Owens
October 12, 2018
My heartfilled condolences goes to the Ward family. I worked with Harold and he always had a smile and a joke for me. He will be missed.
Mattie Perry-Lightfoot
October 12, 2018
CherylRene'e Brown
October 12, 2018
Praying for God's Peace that surpasses all understanding upon the Harold V Ward Family Harold was a very considerate friend and coworker. He gave great comfort to me during the difficult time of my son's
(A Brother Kappa) death-including an Army National Guard Truck/Boat carrier. His smile, sense of humor and wit remain in my heart ❤ RIH
CherylRene'e Brown
October 11, 2018
I used to work with him many years ago. May he rest in peace. Praying for comfort for his love ones. He was a good many and fellow social worker.
Eileen Banks
October 11, 2018
To Jennifer Ward and family

We the Davis family send our Condolences to the family of Harold Ward. We pray that God give you and your family the strength and comfort that you need during this time. Harold will truly be missed
Henry,Mary & Linda Davis
October 11, 2018
To Jennifer Ward and Family

We The Davis family like to send our prayers and condolences to you and your family during this time. May God give you the strength and comfort that you need during this time. Harold will truly be missed.
Linda,Mary & Henry Davis
October 11, 2018
Prayers and condolences going out to the family and friends of Harold Ward.

I knew Bro. Ward via us being frat bros of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He was a good guy to know. He also spoke of how he knew both of my parents (Cynthia (Bell) Robinson and Horace Rogers) and their families. He was also the uncle of my friends James Ward III and Jonee Ward (my high school classmate/valedictorian).

Bro. Ward will truly be missed by all who've had the pleasure of knowing him.
Ryan Rogers
October 11, 2018
My prayers & condolences go out to the family. May God give you great strength and comfort.
October 11, 2018
Sincere expressions of sympathy go out to your dear family. May the hope from Daniel 12:13 aid in your peace.
Jarrod Weaver
October 11, 2018
Hi Jennifer, you are in my prayers. I will always remember Harold. He sat right behind me in church and always had peppermint for us. Harold also provided us with great gospel CD's. He will be greatly missed. Love Joan
October 11, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family of Brother Ward
Charles Hall
October 11, 2018
May God continue to give you strength and faith as you go through this difficult time.We are lifting you up in prayer.The Major and Ready Family, Indianapolis, Indiana
Mary Major
October 11, 2018
My heartfelt sympathies to all of Mr Ward's family and friends. May God help you all through this difficult time. I knew Mr Ward as an employee also at the DFC. May he rest in peace.
Martha Uribe
October 11, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Candyman. Harold always had a smile and kind word for everyone while working at DCS. Prayers of comfort are sent for the family. RIP my friend.
Sandra Brown
October 10, 2018
To the Ward family,May The Lord Bless You and Keep You at this difficult time.We are praying for your family.

The Rowlett Family
Donald Rowlett
October 10, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with the Candy Man Harold. Always happy and always passing out special vintage candy. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
Tina Kozlowski
October 10, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Harold. He always had a smile and stories to tell. Such a wonderful and caring person. God bless you all during this difficult time.
Arlene Nunez
October 10, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
William jones
October 10, 2018
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Ward. I was one of his case managers. He was a very sweet and kind gentleman. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time and provide you with his peace and love that surpasses all understanding
Lisa Horton
October 10, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rosie Lardydell
October 10, 2018
Jennifer & Family,

Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We love you and are here for you!
Bernice & Courtnee Henderson
October 10, 2018
Jennifer & Family,

Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We love you and are here for you!

Bernice & Courtnee Henderson
October 10, 2018
Bernice/Courtnee henderson
October 10, 2018
God bless you Mr. ward for all the good you shown to me and my family. I met you through my sisters at Dcfs and became like family. Praying for all your family. I will never forget you.
Andre Perry
October 10, 2018
Praying for all your family and friends. You started off as a friend to my Mother but became a friend to me to. Thanks for all the tips on keeping a clean car.
Marshall Brown III
October 10, 2018
I was sorry to hear of the passing of a devoted friend and fellow coworker at Dcfs. Harold was one of the nicest person you could meet. We shared several fun times during our trips with Impact and other union trips. Harold was not only my friend but became close with my husband son and grandaughter. I have several cars and other tokens to remember him by. Most of all I will remember him being a child of God a devoted and loving husband and friend. God loaned him to all of us for 73 years and Came back and claimed his own. We will miss his smile him talks about shinning cars getting the latest movies but most of all miss him. Takes your well deserved rest and receive what God promised eternal life. Good night Harold it was a pleasure knowing you and being your friends.
Myrtle and Jack Mateen
October 10, 2018
To Jennifer Ward and Family:
Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the loss of your loved one. In times like these, hold steadfast to the Master's Hands and He will guide you through this spiritual turbulence knowing that weeping does endure for a little while, but JOY DOES and WILL COME in the morning. Keeping you and your family in our prayers
Aurelia & Gregory Weaver
October 10, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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