SALEM - Herbert D. Ward, 77, died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday Feb. 16, 2013, at the Sterling House of Salem, where he resided for the past two and a half years.
He was born May 6, 1935 in East Palestine Ohio, a son of the late Roy and Ethel (Scott) Ward.
Herb retired from the Hunt Valve Co. with 35 years of service, where he was in the positions of engineering and sales.
He was a member of the Salem First United Methodist Church, member of Salem Elks Lodge #305, and former member of United Commercial Travelers. Herb was a graduate of East Palestine High School.
His wife Ruth (Coy) Ward, preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 2000. They were married Feb. 15, 1979. Survivors include a daughter, Victoria Honeywell, and husband David; sons, Michael Ward of Salem, Steven Ward and wife Marilyn of Salem, Eric Ward of Salem; grandchildren, Meghan Honeywell, Kacie Honeywell, Allison Ward, Haley Ward, Amy Blickenderfer, Jay Coy, Ann Bock, Cathy Schwirey, Lisa Gulier, and Jennifer Stroup; eight great-grandchildren; and brothers Glenn Ward of East Palestine OH, Lee (Roy) Ward of Delaware OH, and Wesley Ward of Yakima WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Helen Beight; brothers Donald and Floyd Ward; infant brother Richard Ward; and stepsons Terry and Jack Coy.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Doug George officiating. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the East Palestine High School Alumni Assoc. 360 W. Grant St. East Palestine, Ohio 44413 or the Salem First United Methodist P.O Box 463 Salem, Ohio 44460.
This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family online at www.starkmemorial.com.