Alfred George Ward, 78, of Hampstead, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 21, 2016, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
He was born in New York City on May 3, 1937, to Irish immigrants, Alfred and Johanna Ward. Mr. Ward served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. He graduated from NYU, went on to earn his master’s and professional degree in engineering and became a member of the prestigious Moles organization.
Alfred had a rewarding professional career, where he worked on a number of construction projects in the new York City area, including Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, World Trade Center, Tappan Zee Bridge and Lexington Avenue Subway Station.
He resided for 25 years in Rowayton, Conn., and was a member of Hickory Bluff/Rowayton Yacht Club. Mr. Ward was an avid boater and fisherman, as he enjoyed being on the water. Upon retirement, he and his wife of almost 50 years relocated to Hampstead.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Bronson Ward, originally of Andover, N.Y.; son, Scot Alfred Ward, and wife, Jennifer, of Keene, N.H.; daughter, Sharon Ann Krois, and husband, Tom, of Trumbull, Conn.; grandchildren, Thomas Krois, Connor Ward and Lindsay Krois; and sister, Joan Foster of Parkton, Md.; and brother, Bill Ward of Cincinnati, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made in Mr. Ward’s memory to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001 or at www.lung.org.
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