Harry B. Ward Jr.


Ward, Harry B. Jr., 84, of Norwood, MA passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. On his last day he said, “I’ve lived a full and wonderful life and I know where I’m going. I’m at peace.” Harry was born on March 20, 1933, to Connie Ward Speitel and Harry B. Ward Sr. He was married to Catherine (Wood) Ward on August 17, 1955 in Chattanooga, TN at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Harry graduated from Mercersburg Academy (1949) and then went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania (1957). For decades, in the era of overhead projectors, Harry was a marketing and sales rep for 3M, covering all of New England and upstate New York. Family was the foundation of Harry’s life. He will be remembered as a dedicated and cherished husband, father and grandfather. Harry excelled in telling stories and loved to hear family members and friends share their latest adventures. Devoted father of Deborah Ward Lyons, David Ward, John Ward, Harry E. Ward, and Judy Ward Chrisman and her spouse Paul Chrisman. Grandfather of Amanda and Jason Chrisman, children of Judy and Paul Chrisman; and Winona (Lyons) Meringolo and husband Joe Meringolo, Yogan Lyons, Elias Lyons and Takara Lyons, children of Deb and Smokey Lyons. As family and friends mourn his loss, we are grateful for his lifelong examples of caring and selflessness, and all will fondly remember his typewritten letters mailed in envelopes covered with stickers. He will be greatly missed. Family will meet at St. Timothy's Church 650 Nichols St. Norwood, MA 02062 on Friday May 19, 2017 at 10:30am for a  Funeral Mass in celebration of Harry’s life. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday May 18, 2018 from 4-7pm at the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home 1248 Washington St. Norwood, MA 02062. Internment will take place at a later date in Ephrata, PA near the fields Harry roamed with his Red Ryder bb gun and rode through on horseback as a boy. For those wishing to honor his memory, please make donations to Southeastern Residential Services, Friends of SRS in memory of Harry B. Ward, 23 Bassett St., Taunton, MA 02780 or to Dana-Farber Cancer Institution, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115.


Thursday May 18, 2017 4-7pm

1248 Washington St, Norwood, MA, 02062

  Mass in Celebration of Harry B. Ward's Life

Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am

St Timothy's Church 650 Nichols Street Norwood, MA 02062

  Burial will be at a Later Date in Ephrata, PA

Ephrata, PA

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Joanne Gleason

Dear Debs,
Beautifully written! Your Dad was such a dear sweet man with the biggest heart, the cool Dad that loved having a house full of kids and the car ready to go including all in great adventures! Your Dads love for each of you was unmistakable, his face would light up beaming with pride at the mention of your names, and the opportunity to share stories about each of you!
When we all scattered from the neighborhood onto the next chapter of our lives he made sure to keep us up to date on your lives with his legendary typewritten letters that always included photos of course, he would often hand deliver these
cherished notes to my parents home, and yes the stickers too, he was the original social media! I feel blessed to have known him. Mrs. Ward, Debs, David, John, Harry and Judy my thoughts and prayers are with you, he will be missed. Much love, Joanne

 Posted April 30, 2017 - 4:16am

To the Family,
I'm sorry for your loss and send my condolences. Losing a loved one is one of the hardest times in a family's life. Always know that others care. Most important God cares. He has promised a time when he will "swallow up death forever, and wipe the tears from all faces. " (Isaiah 25:8). Remember all the joyful times you all spent together with Harry and cherish them forever in your hearts. My prayers are with your family.

 Posted April 29, 2017 - 7:11pm

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