Bruce Ward

Bruce E. Ward

Jan 24 1934 - Jan 11 2020
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Bruce E. Ward, 85 of Munroe Falls passed away on January 11. Born in Akron the son of the late Bruce and Neva Ward, he held a Bachelor of Commercial Sciences from Benjamin Franklin University in DC. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, current member of the American Legion, Cuyahoga Falls post and former member of the VFW. A proud supporter of all U.S. Military he never missed an opportunity to donate to many of their causes whenever asked. He retired from the Lawson Milk Co. after 24 years of service, but continued to utilize his business accounting education to do personal taxes for family, friends and referrals. He held a favorite post retirement position for some 15 years as a Walsh Jesuit High School bus driver but reluctantly retired due to health issues in his mid 70's. He was a huge sports lover, participating several years on a recreational golf league and later being a "Silver League" softball team member for several seasons. Bruce was a loyal fan of the Browns, Indians, Cavs, OSU Buckeyes and the Walsh Jesuit High Warriors - signing up to drive as many sports bus runs as were available. Attending professional sporting events with his son (and his buddy) Michael was a highlight, until mobility issues made that difficult. They instead would enjoy live phone analysis together during televised games of their favorite teams. He thoroughly enjoyed great food - and looked forward to special occasions at his daughter's home, knowing leftovers would accompany him home.

He was preceded in death by sister Carol Phelps and nephew David Phelps. His survivors include son Michael B. (Valerie) Ward; daughter Theresa (Steve) Sauner; grandsons Brent and Blake (Amy) Sauner; great-grandchildren Harrison and Hope Sauner; step-grandson Phillip (Kate); step great-grandchildren Mason and Sadie and former wife and lifetime friend Mary Jane Ward.

Inurnment with military honors will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on September 11, 2020 at 12:30.
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  • Service

    Sep 11 2020 | 12:30pm
    Sep 11 2020 12:30pm
    Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
    10175 Rawiga Rd.
    RITTMAN, OH 44270
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
    10175 Rawiga Road
    RITTMAN, OH 44270
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Plan on arriving at cemetery entrance by 10:45. Procession will form at the gate by the information building.


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Pam Badner

Posted at 09:19pm
I am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Bruce’s passing. What a wonderful man he was. He always made me laugh! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families Michael and Theresa.

Pam Badner

Leo Bedell

Posted at 12:00pm
Mike, sorry for loss of your Dad. I always enjoyed talking with him in the days he was driving the bus for my son’s WJ football teams. Leo B.

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