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Friday, April 26, 2019

Garland R. Ward, 90, of Derrick City, Pa

 Garland R. Ward

Garland R. Ward, 90, of 20 West Hall Road, Derrick City, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019, at his residence.

Born November 12, 1928 in Jeannette, he was a son of the late Robert J. and Dorothy Mae (Barnett) Ward.

He attended Bradford High School.
Korean War Veteran

In November of 1950 he enlisted in the United States Marines. He served in Korea as an Amphibian Tractor Crewman and was honorably discharged on September 17, 1953.

On December 20, 1952 in Warren, he married Jean P. (Petersen) Ward who died February 5, 2002.

Garland had been employed for 32 years at Penelec and retired as Foreman in 1988.

He was a member of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, scratching lottery tickets, and snowplowing for neighbors and friends.

Surviving are four daughters, Deborah Ward, of Bradford, Sandra (Steven) Sprouse, of Oakland Park, FL, Jacqueline Ward Hill, of Erie, and Terri (Dominic) Piganelli, of Bradford, one sister, Winona Ward, of Canal Fulton OH, two brothers, Glenn A. Ward, of Sacramento, CA, Gary L. (Kathy) Ward, of Eldred, six grandchildren, Michael (Katie) Sprouse, Matthew (Lauren) Sprouse, Andrew Piganelli, Kara Piganelli, Krista Piganelli, and Natalie Piganelli, three great grandchildren, Conrad, Heidi, and Axel Sprouse, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son-in-law Brian Hill, one infant sister Wanda, and one brother Robert Ward.

Friends will be received on Thursday May 2, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, with Rev. Jay Tennies, pastor of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to the a charity of the donor's choice.

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