Donald J. Ward
Donald Joseph Ward (affectionately known as "Dodo"), 95, of Athens, died Monday, February 13, 2017. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Lt. Colonel Ward (retired) was a 28-year veteran as a pilot in the USAF and served during World War II. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald P. Ward. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Shirley; son, Michael Ward (Donna) of Athens; daughters, Suzanne Gatliff (Bob) of Watkinsville, Constance Ward of Athens, Gail Kohler (Wayne) of Eatonton; and daughter-in-law, Peggy Ward of Lynnville, Tennessee. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 134 Prince Avenue, Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment with full military honors at Evergreen Memorial Park in Athens. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to the St. Joseph Capital Campaign, 958 Epps Bridge Parkway, Athens, GA 30606. Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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