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Richard A. Ward Sr.

April 6, 1948 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Richard Ward Sr. Obituary

Richard A. Ward Sr., 75 of Greensburg, died Sunday, July 16, 2023 at Independence Health System Westmoreland hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on April 6, 1948 in Washington, PA. He was the son of the late Edward T. Sr. and Dorothy (Knotts) Ward. Prior to retirement, Rich worked for VA Healthcare System for 25 years. He was a US Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. While serving with the US Army First Air Calvary Division, he was promoted to his present rank. Prior to his promotion, the US Army awarded Sergeant Ward the Purple Heart, two Commendation Medals for heroism and meritorious service, the Air Medal for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight, and the Bronze Star Metal for meritorious achievement in operations against hostile forces. Rich was a member of the Charter Oak Church in Jeannette, VFW Post 92 Lower Burrell, and the American Legion in South Greensburg, Post 981. Rich enjoyed his yearly golf trips to Myrtle Beach and Ocean City with his friends. Besides his parents Rich was preceded in death by his brother Bruce Ward and his sister Carolyn Witkowsky. Rich is survived by his loving wife Denise K. (Korona) Ward of Greensburg; one son Richard A. Ward Jr. and wife Amy of Amity, PA, two daughters Robin N. Nevin of Latrobe and Rhonda M. McCoy and husband Jason of Latrobe; brother Thomas E. Ward and wife Marla of Prosperity, PA; sister Trudy M. Anderson and husband Kelvin of Amity, PA; six grandchildren Robert J. Nevin III, Ethan McCoy, Randy Nevin, Elisha McCoy, Dylan and Madison Ward; great grandson Carson Nevin; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held 11 AM, Saturday, August 12, 2023 in the Charter Oak Church, 100 S. 2nd St. Jeannette, PA 15644, with Pastor Ben Phipps officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Unity Cemetery, Latrobe. The Blairsville Veterans Military Honor Guard and the US Army will conduct Military Honors at the cemetery. The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements with the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331. In lieu of flower memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 600 River Ave Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
August 12, 2023

11:00 AM
Charter Oak Church Jeannette Campus
100 S 2nd St.
Jeannette, PA 15644

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