John passed away and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
John was born in Orwell, NY.
He attended Sandy Creek High School.
Later in life, he moved to Lakeland, Florida and then Smithfield, North Carolina. John started his career in Lakeland, Fl as a Carpenter, then as a head mechanic and greens keeper on golf courses. He took great pride in his job, working in the shop making sure all the equipment was running in tip-top shape. John loved to cook later in life at the Village Restaurant and always cooked at family outings and Old Home Days in Orwell.
John is survived by his loving
Wife of 37 years Teresa Ann Harper Ward, his daughter Debra Ann Potter, her husband, Joesph Potter and his Granddaughter’s, Ava Mae and Ana Marie Potter.
John also survived by brothers, Doug Henry, Bud Ward and Robert Ward, and by sisters, Carol Banas, Cindy Henry, and Candy Ward O’Donnell. Many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
John was was predeceased by his Mother, Eva Mae Ward, his Father Marvin Ward, sisters, Sally Nunez, Vicky Walker, and brother Richard Ward.
John was a straight shooter, hard and caring provider for his wife, family and friends.
The family is going to have a small celebration of his life Saturday at 5 pm 6/20/2020 at 139 Tubbs Road Orwell, Ny
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Orwell Fire Company PO Box 200
Orwell, NY 13426
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