William D. “Bill” Ward

William D. “Bill” Ward, 83, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born August 9, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Flossie A. (Depp) and Clarence E. Ward.

He served in the United States Navy as a Second Class Petty Officer from 1955 to 1959.

Bill was first married to Linda (Kramer) Ward, who preceded him in death in 1974. He then married Aleene M. Pifer on September 27, 1975.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney. Bill was also a former member of the Punxsutawney Eagles and the Army and Navy Club. He was the owner and operator of East End Laundromat for over forty years.

Bill enjoyed working around his house, gardening, and going to dirt track and NASCAR races. He reconditioned many antique items including old washing machines and he collected antique wooden washing machines.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, son William D. Ward, Jr. of Kittanning, daughter Carollee Miloser and husband John of Hillsdale, and son David E. Ward and wife Andrea of Erie; eight grandchildren, Jason R. Sylva, Hunter M. Ward, Brookelyn T. Pilker and husband Evan, Bryant A. Miloser, Rebekah N. Miloser, Nathaniel R. Ward, Elania G. Ward, and Julia D. Ward; one great grandson Atlas T. Sylva; and two sisters, Dorothy Stofer of Bowling Green, KY, and Marilyn J. Douthit of Punxsutawney.

In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter Noelle Miloser, and a sister Florence Ward.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the funeral home officiated by Pastor Chris Enoch. Interment will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville.

Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mr. Ward, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.


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