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Obituary of Howard James Ward

Howard James Ward

2/1/2021- 6/15/2021

Howard James “Jimmy” Ward was born in Geneva, NY, on February 1, 1935, to Howard E. and Helen C. Carroll Ward. His family relocated to Seneca Falls, NY, when he was a child, and Jimmy attended the Rochester School for the Deaf. After graduation, Jimmy resided in Seneca Falls, NY, and spent many summers at his lakeside cottage on Cayuga Lake and enjoying his boat.

Jimmy worked for Seneca Knitting Mills for many years, and later retired from Gould’s Water Systems, both in Seneca Falls. He also helped out at his father’s downtown store, Ward’s Candy Shop.

Jimmy is remembered as an affable fellow, always ready to participate in fun and ready with a joke or two. He was also a caring grandfather and is remembered fondly. He taught friends and family American Sign Language (ASL) and included many humorous signs that he created himself.

Jimmy is survived by his son David (Carrie Morris) Ward and daughter Ninamarie A. Ward; grandchildren Jennifer (Rob) Alcott, Venessa Hudson, Derek (Jennifer Lyn) Hudson, and Ashley Marie (Shaun) Martin; and great-grandchildren Luke Alcott, Alexis and Dalton Hudson, and Ayden and Paislee Martin. He is also remembered by his nieces Linda (Bruce) Ballard and Amy Conley, nephew Stephen Conley, and several cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Janet M. (George) Conley, and nephew Daniel (Heidi) Conley.

The family wishes especially to thank Sue Ruzicka and the family of Ron and Dina Sandroni for their kindness to Jimmy over the years.