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Kenneth Ward

March 10, 1936 — June 14, 2023

Passed away peacefully June 14, 2023. Predeceased by his parents John Albert & Mary Maude (Burkholde) Ward; son Craig; brothers John & Robert; sisters Eleanor & Marilyn. Survived by his wife Jean; children Brian (Carla) Ward, Karen (Gary) Keating, Brenda Rodwell; grandchildren Jacqueline & Megan Keating (Tommy Meloro), Jordan, Rena and Mya Rodwell, Andrew & Emma Ward; sister Sr. Kathleen Ward, RSM; many loving nieces and nephews.


Ken was a long time parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Greece and a veteran of the US Army. He had a long career as a tool maker and enjoyed woodworking, golf, camping, working on cars & motors and spending time with his family. The family would like to thank the staff at Unity Hospital and Hildebrandt Hospice for their wonderful care.


Friends may call 3-6 PM Friday (June 16) at Farrell-Ryan Funeral & Cremation Services, 777 Long Pond Road. Funeral mass 10 AM Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church (Greece). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In Ken's memory, contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church; Notre Dame Retreat House or Hildebrandt Hospice.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Visitation

Friday, June 16, 2023

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farrell-Ryan Funeral & Cremation Services

777 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, June 17, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. John the Evangelist Church

2400 West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14626

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Burial of Cremains & Military Honors

Saturday, June 17, 2023

11:30 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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