Michael J. Ward

Michael J. Ward - Gates, NY - Rochester Cremation

Gates, NY:  Passed away on September 26, 2021, at the age of 67, after a long battle with Cancer. Predeceased by 2 brothers, Thomas and Kevin. Survived by his loving wife, Rita Ward;  step sons, Thomas Ward and Timothy Ward;  Sister, Linda (David) Metz;  Brothers, Patrick (Bunny) Ward, Paul (Carol) Ward; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Michael proudly served his country in the US Navy on the USS Independence CV-62 aircraft carrier.  After his military service he worked at Peko Precision Products for 35 years.

Family and Friends are invited to call at Rochester Cremation (Arndt Funeral Home), 1118  Long Pond Rd, Monday, October 4th, from 4:00 – 7:00PM. Michael’s funeral service will be celebrated at St. Theodore’s Catholic Church Tuesday, October 5th, at 9:30AM. Interment at Ascension Garden in Henrietta.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family may donate in loving memory of Michael to UR Medicine Hospice, 2180 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY 14580 or by the following link:   https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/home-care/hospice-care/donations.aspx

7 Condolences

  1. Scott and Wende on September 29, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    So sorry…. Prayers for you and your family

  2. Lisa Champaigne on September 30, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Rita, Tommy, Timmy, Amy—we had so many good years on Sylvester St with all of you and Tom of course. Friends more than neighbors, and we are so sorry about the loss of Mike. He was a quiet guy, but funny, loyal and steady. Cherish those memories, good times, and know he is free from pain now. Our lives were improved for knowing Mike, and all of you.

  3. Diane Evans on September 30, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    How very sad. I am so sorry. My love & sympathy to all of you.
    Love & Prayers,
    Diane Evans

  4. Larry Kuster on September 30, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. I had the pleasure of knowing him and working with Mike at Peko, What a very knowledgeable, talented, Gentle man. We have all at Peko missed him. Save me a seat in paradise bud, I know your there.

  5. Mindy on October 1, 2021 at 8:22 am

    My sincere condolences and heartfelt pain at the loss of Mike. I will forever think of him as Uncle Mike. He was a good man very sensitive and very thoughtful. I have lots of memories of him that I will hold dear to my heart. So sorry for your loss.

  6. John Fritsch on October 2, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. Mike and I worked together for many of the years he was at PEKO.
    Simply put, he was a great guy and working with him was always a pleasure.

  7. Richard Frohlich on October 4, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Mike and knowing him during his 35 years at Peko. With out a doubt he was a top notch mechanic. He was also a true Gentleman. His talent and good nature were always there. If any equipment needs service in Heaven they have the best man there now.

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