06/30/1947 - 04/15/2020
Christopher Ward, a resident of New Rochelle, NY, died of complications due to COVID-19 on April 15, 2020 at the age of 72.
Chris was a devoted husband to his wife of fifty years Marie Ward (Ferranto), and father to his five children Christopher (Debra), Dana Reed (Donald), William, Rebekah Spano (Billy), Jason (Chelsea) and eight grandchildren Cassandra, Isabelle, Emma, Madison, Donald, Elizabeth, William and Angelina.
Christopher was born in Astoria, NY and raised in Hicksville, Long Island by his parents Christopher and Herta Ward. He was the oldest of six children and dearly loved his siblings Diane, Sr. M. Francis Therese M.C., Barbara, Gregory, and Kia. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in science and worked as a science teacher in Yonkers (1969 -1991), Glen Cove ( 1991 - 1992), Mamamaroneck (1992 - 2009), and Sacred Heart (2009 - 2020). He was a part of many clubs including the Physics Club, being President of the Chemistry Teachers’ Club of New York, PBS/Channel 13 Educational Services Advisory Committee, was active and helped in building the Original Science Research Club in Mamaroneck High School, and was awarded the “Channel 13 Master Teacher Award.”
Chris had many passions including magic as he belonged to the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He volunteered his time to the Boy Scouts of America as Cub Master of Pack 332 in Hollis, NY and his sons became Eagle Scouts.
Chris was a deeply spiritual man who was an active member in his churches (Incarnation Church in Hollis, NY and Holy Name of Jesus in New Rochelle, NY) and a dedicated Sunday School teacher. He taught Marriage Encounter and Pre-Cana with his wife Marie.
Chris was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, colleague, mentor, friend and so much more. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.