Richard Leon Ward Sr., 88, of Emery St. New Castle, PA, died December 12, 2020, at Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle, PA. He was born September 7, 1932, in New Castle, PA to the late Clarence and Racheal Ward.
Richard worked (over 20 years) at YDC (Youth Development Center) after retirement. His time spent with family and friends was something he relished and enjoyed.
He was preceded in death by his sister Doris Ward of New Castle, PA. Brothers Clarence Ward of Carlise, PA.; and Chester Ward of Pittsburgh, PA.
Richard is survived by his wife, Mattie Ward, whom he married July 10, 1960. His children, Kenneth and Angenette Ward of Beaver Falls, PA, Richard Arthur Ward of New Castle, PA, Carmen Smoot of Farrell, PA, Tamara Johnson of Birmingham, AL, Tammy Poole of Birmingham, AL, Gerri Williams of New Castle, PA. His 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. His brother Paul V. Ward Sr of New Castle, PA, his sisters Meryle and Naomi Ward of New Castle, PA, Clarissa Ward of Youngstown, OH, and a host of nieces and nephews.
A Viewing will be Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Charlotte A. Sheffield Funeral Home 454 Chestnut Street, New Castle, PA. A private burial will be Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA, Regina Washington Supervisor.