City of Residence: Claridon Township, OH
Memorial Date: 10/15/2012 - 11 a.m.
Memorial Location: Russell Funeral Service, 15670 West High St., Middlefield.
Judith Ann (nee Hunt) Ward, of Claridon Township, left her life of giving on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was 72.
Judy was a lover of knowledge and taught many students well in her role as an educator. She served as a high school English teacher and guidance counselor at several Northeast Ohio schools, including Cuyahoga Falls, Ledgemont, Bedford and Berkshire.
Judy loved the arts. She frequented the theatre with many of her friends over the years. She loved music of all types and was known for her joy of singing and dancing.
An avid traveler, Judy visited some place overseas almost every summer.
A longtime member of the Claridon Congregational Church, she shared in her love for the Lord in various ways.
Judy was a 1958 graduate of Cardinal High School and a 1962 graduate of Otterbein University (Otterbein College). She received her Master’s Degree from Kent State University.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Edward Ward of Claridon; sons, Timothy (Elizabeth) Ward of Auburn Township and Russell “Rusty” (Wendy) Ward of Middlefield; daughter, Jodie (Jeff) Fritinger of Aurora; grandchildren, Kalyn, James, Dakota, Kevin, Sarah, Ryan and Sean; and sister, Frances (Nick) Frank of Middlefield.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, James and Frances Hunt; and brother, Gary Hunt.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at Russell Funeral Service, 15670 West High St., Middlefield.
Visitation will be Sunday, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at East Claridon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P O Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194.
Online condolences at www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com.