The Obit For William Ward

William David Ward Sr.

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from December 27 to December 28, 2009

Ward, William David, Sr., Ph.D.
Pittsford: December 24, at 9:30p.m. He was born July 5, 1923, in Chicago, Ill. He is preceded in death by his grandson Mitchell Ward and parents, Carl and Mabel Ward. He is the husband of Wanda Dobbs Ward and father of Susan Ward Stare (Dan), William David Ward Jr. (Linda) of Pittsford and Steven Carl Ward (Laurie) of Springfield, Ill. He has seven grandchildren: Ward Edwin Stare, Stephanie Stare, William David Ward III and Jackie Ward, Katie and Sarah Ward.

Dr. Ward was an Area Psychologist throughout southern Illinois, a Clinical Psychologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Danville, Ill, Director of Mental Health Cinical Services for the Rochester Schools, Professor at SUNY Brockport retiring in 1985.

He authored several books re: Behavioral Practices and several professional papers in Psychology Chronicles and Reports. Dr. Ward was Second Lieutenant in the Marines in WWII. He also played AA baseball for two years between 1947 and 1948 for the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinal minor league teams.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home (1031 Ridge Rd., WEBSTER) TODAY from 2-4, 7-9. Friends are invited to bring a written memory or photo for the families Memory Book.

A Memorial service will be at Asbury First United Methodist Church on East Ave. in Rochester on Tuesday at 9am. Interment Pittsford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contribute to VNS Hospice, Wilmot Cancer Center, American Heart Association , Ronald McDonald House of Rochester or the Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance. To light a candle in his memory visit

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1031 Ridge Rd. 872-6380