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Richard Donald Ward, Jr.

Richard Donald Ward, Jr.

Feb 4, 1955 - Jan 21, 2023

Richard Donald Ward, Jr. - Obituary


ichard Donald “Richie” Ward, Jr., age 67 and a lifelong resident of Mayo, passed away peacefully due to heart complications on January 21, 2023, at Anne Arundel Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Washington, DC on February 4, 1955, and was a carpenter for Taurus Enterprises for 44 years. He loved spending time with his family and friends, taking motorcycle rides, and spending time at the beach. He was extremely competitive in all he did, especially playing softball and horseshoes. His newest endeavor was splitting wood with anyone who would join him. Richie is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janet Lee Ward; his children, Katelyn Lee Auld (husband Brad), Richard Donald Ward III (wife Laura), and Michael Dixon Ward all of Mayo; his siblings, David Ward of Mayo, Bobby Ward of Edgewater and Bea Ward of Annapolis; and his grandchildren, Brayden Auld, Richard Donald “RJ” Ward, IV, Maddox Ward, and Rilyn Auld. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Beatrice Ward, and two siblings, Billy Ward and Joy Ward. Family and friends are invited to join in Richie’s life celebration on Friday, January 27 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Kalas Funeral Home and Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, January 28 at 12 noon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 515 Loch Haven Road, Edgewater. Interment will be private In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a site in which donations can be made to support Janet during these difficult times as she navigates life without Richie CLICK HERE