Anyone who had the fortunate pleasure of knowing Ward understood his commitment and devotion to God, country, family and community. His absence leaves a great void, but it was his beautiful presence that will always be remembered and cherished by those who shared in his life’s journey.
To ensure your generosity and support are acknowledged - and to help protect you from future solicitations - Ward's family has requested that memorial contributions be made through IN MEMORY OF to the following
Bethlehem Presbyterian Church
As a long-time and active parishioner of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Pittstown, this has been the religious and spiritual community for Ward and the Lathrop Family. His strength of character inspired many, and a donation to the church would be a lasting tribute to his memory.
Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project aims to help injured service members aid and assist each other by providing unique, direct programs to meet their individual needs. Programs include: Combat Stress Recovery which addresses the mental health and cognitive needs of warriors returning from war; the Independence Program, designed for warriors who rely on their family or caregivers as a result of moderate-to-severe brain injury, spinal-cord injury, or other neurological conditions; Family Support; Transition Training; and the Warrior Care Network, connecting veterans to academic medical centers that can address undiagnosed and untreated mental health issues suffered from the travesty of war.
Ward proudly served in the US Army from 1963-65, and was a very patriotic veteran.
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