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“Dear Kitty, Kip, Henry, Joe et al, What a wonderful time we had with all of you during Rainbow Soccer, St. Mary Anne's and a lot more. What a...Read More »
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“Sorry to hear of the passing of Capt. Ward. His son, Joe and I went to Tome together. In the 8th grade, we had a square dance at my mother's house....Read More »
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Engineer, mathematician and Officer & Gentleman Captain Herbert Hamilton Ward, 3rd, 91, died at Gilchrist Hospice in Baltimore on March 17, 2012 after fighting a heroic battle against illness. Herby was the 75 year sweetheart and husband of Kathryn Summerill Ward who lives at Broadmead, Hunt Valley. In his life he was surrounded by the devoted love of sons Richard Hamilton Ward, Herbert Henry Ward IV, and Joseph Summerill Ward, daughters Marguerite Ward Haywood and Kathryn Juliette Ward as well as his daughter-in-laws Mary Sanphilipo Ward, Amy Machin-Ward, and Nurse Donna Tamayo. Also blessed to his heart are his Grandchildren Kathryn Haywood Gunputrrao, Charlotte Haywood Woorden, Alessandra Starr Ward, Sean Michael Ward, Kathleen Rose Ward, Sam Frederick Ward and Beck Machin Ward. He also has two Great-grandchildren and a multitude of nieces, nephews, family and friends. He is survived by his brother John Rice Ward and sister Stella Ward Sterner. A 1943 Graduate of the United States Naval Academy he defended our nations freedom in The North African Landings and the Invasion of Sicily and Italy. He then was with the Naval Forces 21 months west of Hawaii and ended the war the Commander of the Destroyer USS McNAIR. After the war, he was deeply involved in The Office of Naval Research. Among his assignments were London and The Pentagon. He received 3 Bronze Stars, a Silver Star and the Legion of Merit for his Distinguished Service. After his naval career he became a warrior in defense of The Chesapeake Bay. He co-founded and was a 10 year President of the Upper Chesapeake Bay Watershed Association. Another important project was working for years to ensure that the minimum flow through the Conowingo Dam was enough to support The American Shad, an endangered species. For decades he also monitored the regulations controlling the speed and flow of shipping through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal thus preserving ecological stability of the surrounding areas and safety for all recreation users. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary-Anne's Church in North East, Maryland on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 11am. There will be a reception and light lunch in the next door Vestry Hall after the service. At a future date a Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, Park Avenue in Baltimore. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in honor of his memory: Herbert Hamilton Ward 3rd to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, c/o Perri Gray, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 ~ chesapeake@cbf.org

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