BOARDMAN - James R. Ward Jr., 69, of Boardman, died Tuesday evening at the Cleveland Clinic.
Born Aug. 27, 1943, in Clymer, Pa., he was the son of James Sr. and Viola (Strong) Ward.
Mr. Ward had been employed by Bell Telephone and later retired as an executive with the Xerox Corporation. He served in the Army.
Survivors include a daughter, Tina (Kip) Bolon of Canton; a son, Eric Ward of Boardman; two sisters, Norma Murdick of Arizona and Judith Lias of Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana. Burial will follow at Columbiana Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or to send private condolences.