William E. Ward Jr.
BAINBRIDGE — William E. Ward Jr., 77, of Bainbridge, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Binghamton General Hospital.
He was born May 24, 1937, son of William and Owena (Chase) Ward in Bainbridge.
Bill graduated from Cortland High School with the Class of 1955.
He married Antoinette “Marti” Earle on Oct. 26, 1956, in Masonville.
He was employed as an industrial engineer for the Amphenol Corp. in Sidney, retiring in February of 1996. Bill loved hunting, fishing and camping.
Bill was a longtime member of the Sidney Elks Lodge No. 2175 and loved to play music. He played rhythm guitar and called square dances with his family band, the Country Playmates. They played all over the New York State area for 16 years.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Antoinette “Marti” Ward, Bainbridge; mother, Owena Maynard, Cortland; stepmother, Erma Ward, Unadilla; sons, R. Jeffery Ward, Lancaster, N.Y., Gregory Ward, Laurens; daughter, Louann Roberts, Endicott; four grandchildren, Brian, Jason, Courtney and Jeremy; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews
Bill was also predeceased by his father, William Ward Sr.; stepfather, Everett Maynard; grandson, Brandon A. Ward; and brother, Ronald Ward.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Bainbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Delaware Valley Humane Society, 101 East Main St., Sidney, NY 13838 or the Sidney Elks Lodge, 104 River St., Sidney, NY 13838.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.landersfh.com.