OBITUARY

James Ward

November 21, 1936January 5, 2019
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James Ward, 82 of Louisville passed away on January 5, 2019. James was born in New York City on November 21 1936. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Virginia C. Ward. James and Virginia were married at the young age of 18 and ended up in the Louisville, KY via James' job with General Electric. They shared a long marriage of love and laughter. He had a Master's degree in Business Administration and a long, illustrious career as an electrical engineer including at one time helping design the Lunar module landing gear for the Apollo space program. He maintained his sense of humor throughout his life and was always a bright spot in the lives of others. Left to cherish James' memory are four beloved children, James (Trisha), Daniel (Arlene), Karen Callahan (Eugene) and Thomas (Lynne), five amazing grandchildren, Tiffany Boyce (Mike), Sean (Katie) Callahan, Jennifer Wates (Brent), Conor (Megan) Ward, Khali Ward, five wonderful great grandchildren, Jackson Boyce, Emily Boyce, Hayden Wates, Caleb Wates, and Rhett Wates. A funeral service to celebrate James' life will be conducted at 10am on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd, with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Guests are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 from 3-8pm and after 9am the day of the funeral. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Please visit us online at www.archlheadywestport.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Afterglow
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Donna Huttunen

January 6, 2019

Jim,
Thank you, for your years of friendship and love. What I write below is just a fraction of the impact you and Ginny have had on our lives
Beginning when you met Ed at GE, you have been a Mentor and Phenominal friend to Ed. All your adventures have been the topic for many a warm conversation and reminiscence.
All the Holidays together, 4th of July, Christmas, and the impromptu gatherings were moments of great laughter and love. Paul and Kate enjoyed all the time they had with you.
I so enjoyed all our visits these past few years, sharing stories, sitting on your porch, gathering sticks in your yard, and laughing at your very "active" squirrels!
To have more time for more visits.....
Tell Ginny to save a place at your table for us.... and in the words of Gilda....
I'll see ya when I see ya.....
So much love, Donna, Ed, Kate and Paul Huttunen

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Biography

James Ward, 82 of Louisville passed away on January 5, 2019. James was born in New York City on November 21 1936. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Virginia C. Ward. James and Virginia were married at the young age of 18 and ended up in the Louisville, KY via James' job with General Electric. They shared a long marriage of love and laughter. He had a Master's degree in Business Administration and a long, illustrious career as an electrical engineer including at one time helping design the Lunar module landing gear for the Apollo space program. He maintained his sense of humor throughout his life and was always a bright spot in the lives of others. Left to cherish James' memory are four beloved children, James (Trisha), Daniel (Arlene), Karen Callahan (Eugene) and Thomas (Lynne), five amazing grandchildren, Tiffany Boyce (Mike), Sean (Katie) Callahan, Jennifer Wates (Brent), Conor (Megan) Ward, Khali Ward, five wonderful great grandchildren, Jackson Boyce, Emily Boyce, Hayden Wates, Caleb Wates, and Rhett Wates. A funeral service to celebrate James' life will be conducted at 10am on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd, with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Guests are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 from 3-8pm and after 9am the day of the funeral.
Please visit us online at www.archlheadywestport.com