James Owen Ward, Jr. age 83, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, at his home.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late James O. Ward, Sr. and Vandetta (Kelly) Ward.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Darlene Ward; children, Kimberly Dobrzykowski (Daniel) of Eldersburg, Maryland, and James Owen Ward, lll (Karen) of Midlothian, Virginia; and grandchildren, Addie Nieves, Daniel Dobrzykowski, Kelsey Ward, William Dobrzykowski and Jamieson Ward.
Also surviving is a brother, John Ward (Mary Jane) of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, and sisters, Mary Ward of Texas and Joanne Cottrell (Ernest of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Ward, a United States Marine veteran, had been owner/operator with his wife, of J.O. Ward Associates in Towson, Maryland.
He was an active volunteer in the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House-by-the-Sea. He loved being with his family and vacationing in Florida.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Syd Stewart will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to: Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House-by-the-Sea, P.O. Box 3627, Ocean City, Maryland 21843. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.