Gary Eugene Ward was born on May 17th, 1943 in Corning NY and passed away on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua NY.
Gary lived in Naples NY and worked at Widmers Winery for many years. He enjoyed wood carving and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Esther (Stewart) Ward of 40 years, his children Mona (Douglas) Sweltz, Randy (Sandy) Corso, Kevin (Darla) Corso, Lisa (Thomas) Schwartz, Carolyn Ward (Todd) Allen, Gary Ward Jr. (Nancy), November (Rob) Conklin, a sister Darlene (Cleon) Wood, grandchildren Danielle, Shalyn, Ashley, Janel, Dylan, Alexis, Brandon, Shelby, Zachary, Bradon, Austin, Derrick, Joshua, and several nieces and nephews and great grandchildren.
Predeceased by his parents Robert and Louise Payne-Ward, and two brothers Ronald and Kenneth Ward.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sands Cancer Unit at Thompson Hospital, or the Naples Ambulance.
A celebration of life for Gary will be held on Thursday September 14th, from 3-5 at the Edgerton's Party House, 8600 St. Rt. 21, in Naples. www.bairdfuneralhomes.com