Robert M. Ward a longtime resident of Plattekill, NY passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 86. Mr. Ward proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and would later go on to make his home in Plattekill, NY where he and his wife of 52 years would raise their 3 daughters. He was a man of strong Catholic faith and raised his daughters the same. Throughout the 70’s dad worked for Crowleys milk company, he knew everyone and everyone knew him. He would later go on to work for Millbrook bread. Dad was a simple man who loved to just be home with his family. In his free time dad would spend his summers outside at the wood pile cutting and splitting wood for the long cold winters ahead. He continued to do this through his early 80’s, it was his happy place. He will be terribly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Katherine D. Ward, his three daughters Diane Fowler and companion Jon Hill, Anastasia Ward, Tracey Armbrister and her husband Chris. His grandchildren Michelle Ward, Michael Ward, Emily-Kate Fowler, Mikey Heller, Gabby Heller, Christian Armbrister and his great grandchildren Hunter Veneziano and Makayla Veneziano, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Clara Ward, his sister Maureen Brunetti and his nephew Albert Brunetti.
Visitation will be Monday October 4, 2021 from 4-7pm at Hudson Valley Funeral Home 239 Quassaick Ave. (Rte94) New Windsor, NY. At the family’s request we kindly ask that all visitors wear a face covering in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday October 5, 2021 at 11am at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 1250 NY-32 Plattekill, NY 12568. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery New Windsor, NY with Military Honors.