Becker Funeral Home

219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in John’s name to:

Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth
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John James Ward

March 7, 1935October 6, 2019

WARD, John J., 84 of Paramus, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 6th, 2019. John was the fourth of five sons, born to Mae and Jim Ward of Jersey City. John is survived by his beloved wife Adelaide, his daughters Kelly and Nancy (Bauer), his son-in-law Michael, and the apple of his eye, his granddaughter Michaela. He is predeceased by his brothers James, Robert, Frank, and Kevin and he is survived by his three sisters-in-law, Jean Ward, Ethel Ward, Rosemarie Locorotondo, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

After serving his country during the Korean War with the Army of the United States, John acquired his Bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He worked for 40 years at the Colgate-Palmolive Company, retiring as a Sales and Marketing Manager.

The family will receive guests at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road., Westwood, NJ on Wednesday, October 9th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A Mass celebrating John’s life and faith will be held at Our Lady of the Visitation R.C. Church in Paramus, NJ on Thursday, October 10th at 10:00 a.m. with interment at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah, NJ to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in John’s name to:

Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth P.O. Box 476, Convent Station, NJ 07961 And/Or HUMC John Theurer Cancer Center 92 2nd St., Hackensack, NJ 07601 And/Or St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center P.O. Box 159, 575 Woodland Ave., Madison, NJ 07940


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, October 10, 2019


John James Ward

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Mary Sparks

October 7, 2019

The Ward boys are now together again. Rest easy my uncle/godfather. The world lost the best husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle today. No one could tell a story or a joke like you. You will be greatly missed! 💔 Mary Kate, Frank, Conor, Kevin and Brian

Karin Czachorowski

October 7, 2019

The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Rest in peace John. You will forever be in my heart and also in a LOT of stories. Say hi to the rest of the Jersey City gang - best bunch of men EVER. Hugs and kisses to the entire Ward and Bauer family. Love, Karin