Robert D. Ward, 69, of Edinboro, came into this world on December 30th, 1952, and left it on Sunday, January 16th, 2022.

He was born in Erie County, son of the late Robert L. Ward and Thelma Ward. He was a 1970 graduate of Northwestern High School. Robert worked at and later retired from Custom Engineering. He has been a member at McLane Church for 20 years. He was married to his loving wife, Norma Jean (Jeanie) Ward, for 47 years. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, football, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was known to be the man behind the camera, always taking photos. Everyone who met him enjoyed his personality and sense of humor.

Survived by his wife Norma Jean (Jeanie) Ward; daughters Bobbie Jo (Jim) Hanes of Virginia, JoAnn Ward of Edinboro, and Jennifer (Suresh) Kumar of Albion; sisters Linda Franks of New York and Janet (Dave) Keiper of Union City; brothers Bill (Angel) Ward of Union City, Gene (Ceceilia) Ward of Albion, and George Ward of Edinboro; and his eight grandchildren- Kevin Ward, Bob Hanes, Shawn Hanes, Akash Kumar, Sahana Kumar, Sanjana Kumar, Akshan Kumar, and Elizabeth Raines.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at McLane Church, 12511 Edinboro Road, Edinboro PA 16412, on February 26th, 2022. 11:00 am to 12:30 pm will be a time of fellowship followed by a service from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Please share any pictures you have of Bob for his memorial. Perennial seeds can be brought to plant in his memory. Memorials may be made to The Hunt of a Lifetime organization.