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Melvin D. Ward

May 6, 1955 — August 5, 2023



Melvin D. Ward, 68, of Norwood passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 5, 2023. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no public services.


He was born in Potsdam to the late Kenneth and Margaret (Martin) Ward on May 6, 1955.

Melvin married Tracy LaRock in Norwood on November 7, 1986, and was self-employed as a roofing and siding contractor.


He enjoyed his friends and family, especially spending time with his wife of over 36 years. He was a car and truck enthusiast who enjoyed learning and talking about them.


Besides his parents, Melvin is predeceased by his twin; Marvin Ward, brothers; Richard Ward, Donald Ward, Kenneth Ward, Leonard “Mickey” Ward, and infant Leon Ward, and his sisters; Eva Sharlow and Joyce Ward.  


Surviving Melvin is his loving wife; Tracy, his son; Kenneth Ward of Louisville, step-sons; Carl & Tracy Pitts of Winthrop and Terrence & Sarah Fanning of Bloomsvale, a daughter by choice; Mecca Woodard of Norwood, his grandchildren; Sophia Ward, Sienna Ward, and twins Chase and Connor Ward, his siblings, Doris Deshane of Brasher Iron Works, and Arnold Ward of Winthrop, a sister in law; Ann & David Hammac of Norwood; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home where memories and words of comfort can be shared at 
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