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Thomas J. Ward

June 9, 1925 — December 19, 2021

Thomas J. Ward, 96, of New Cumberland, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in his residence with his loving family at his side.

He was retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot (DDRE), Fairview Twp. and was formerly a Foreman with Miller & Norford Construction Contractors, Lemoyne. Tom was a WWII Army veteran Sargent decorated with four purple hearts, two Oak Leaf Clusters, three Bronze Stars and the Distinguished Unit Badge, serving in Normandy, France, Northern France, Germany and the Rhineland.

Tom attended Christian Life Assembly, Camp Hill; was a member of the Order of the Purple Heart; and a master craftsman working with wood, stone and small engines. Anyone who needed anything fixed would bring it to Tom.

He was born in Lemoyne, the son of the late John C. and Edith (Grey) Ward. He was also preceded in death by a daughter and a son, Jonette Ward and Jeffrey Martin and siblings, Elva, Romaine, Vance, Tennis, Robert, Margaret, Richard and Preston.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of more than 43 years, Winifred (Shuff) Ward; children, Thomas J. Ward, Jr. of Coudersport, Barbara Fontaine of Athol, ID, John Ward of Camp Hill, Christine McGee of Harrisburg and Karen Martin of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, Allen, Thomas, Tony, John, Lainie, Cameron, Jeremy, Joshua, Heather and Taylor; thirteen great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, December 27, 2021 in Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland with Pastor Dennis Sproull officiating. Viewing will be one hour prior to services Monday in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Rolling Green Cemetery, Lower Allen Twp.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions in Tom’s memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr. Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Service Schedule

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Public Viewing

Monday, December 27, 2021

9:30 - 10:30am (Eastern time)

Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

1303 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 27, 2021

Starts at 10:30am (Eastern time)

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1303 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070

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