Robert J. Ward


Robert J. Ward, 65 of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Friday June 2, 2017.  Born in Paterson, NJ he was a lifelong resident of Fair Lawn.  He was a parishioner of St. Anne RC Church in Fair Lawn.  Robert enjoyed gardening, boating, and sports, especially the Yankees and Giants; but most importantly he loved to spend time with his family and friends.  Robert will be missed by all who loved him.


For most of his career Robert worked in auto sales and financing.  Prior to retiring, he was employed with Valley National Bank in Chestnut Ridge, NY.


Beloved husband of Marianne (Kopas) Ward.  Loving and devoted father of Robert Ward and wife Kaja and Michael Ward and wife Kate.  Cherished grandfather of Oliver, Hanna and Henry Ward.  Adored brother of Peter Ward and wife Joanie, Margaret Boudreau and her late husband Thomas and the late Patricia Ward.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 


 A Funeral Mass is planned for Monday, June 5, 2017, 10:30 AM at St. Anne RC Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  Cremation will follow a East Ridgelawn Crematory in Clifton.  The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, 4 – 6 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410, (201) 797-3500.


In lieu of flowers donations in Robert’s name may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or Villa Marie Claire Hospice, C/O Holy Name Medical Center Foundation, 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666.  Please make checks payable to Holy Name Medical Center Foundation and write "restricted to Villa Marie Claire" in the memo section of the check.

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