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BAINBRIDGE - Loren Ward, 79, of Bainbridge, passed away on Dec. 24, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Loren was retired from Great American, formerly Victory Markets, where he worked for many years.
He enjoyed his family, the outdoors and was a lifelong resident of his parents' (Ben and Myrtle Ward) family homestead in Union Valley, West Bainbridge.
On Oct. 21, 1989, he married Dorothea "Dot," who survives him.
He is also survived by his three loving children, one son, David L. (Elisha) Ward; two daughters, Debra (Michael) Morley and Darlene Ward; four stepchildren, Edward (Linda) Dotey Jr., Anna Dotey, Penny Decker, David (Loretta) Dotey; and two sisters-in-law, Edna David and Nina Retteburg. He is further survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who he loved dearly. His brother, Lloyd (Margaret) Ward, also survives him; along with many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was predeceased by his sister, Lila Knowlton in July 2017; and stepdaughter, Sally Dotey in May 2011.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 29, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to Central New York Youth for Christ, Box 362, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Share condolences and memories with the family at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on December 27, 2017
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