NORWALK, Conn. – Alfred George Ward, of Hampstead, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 21 after a battle with lung cancer. He was 78.
He was born May 3, 1937, in New York City, to Irish immigrants Alfred and Johanna Ward. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. He graduated from New York University and went on the earn his master’s and professional degree in engineering and became a member of the prestigious Moles organization. He had a rewarding professional career, where he worked on a number of construction projects in the New York City area, including Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, the World Trade Center, the Tappan Zee Bridge and the Lexington Avenue subway station.
He resided for 25 years in Rowayton, and was a member of Hickory Bluff/Rowayton Yacht Club. He was an avid boater and fisherman as he enjoyed being on the water. After retirement, he and his wife of almost 50 years relocated to Hampstead.
He is survived by his wife, Connie (Bronson) Ward, originally of Andover, N.Y.; son Scot Alfred Ward and wife, Jennifer, of Keene, N.H.; daughter Sharon Ann Krois and her husband, Tom, of Trumbull; grandchildren Thomas Krois, Connor Ward and Lindsay Krois; sister Joan Foster of Parkton, Md. and brother Bill Ward of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Memorial services will be scheduled in Hampstead and Trumbull at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001 or online .
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