Robert “Bob” Ward, 57, passed away on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, following a brief illness.
Robert Paul was born in Troy, PA on March 29, 1961, he was a son of the late Shorty and Nancy (Foust) Palmer.
Bob was a person that loved to be on the move. He was raised near Alba, PA but then moved around the country until settling down in Massillon, OH in 2014. As a young man, Bob graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1979, receiving the “most mischievous” senior personality. While at CHS he was a “stout hearted warrior” actively participating in the football, wrestling and track programs. He served in the United States Army, 82 Airborne Division and was a 32-degree F&AM, Trojan Lodge 306 and AASR, Valley of Williamsport. He was formerly a V.P. of Sales for Roll-Tite. He currently worked for E-Tank.
He is survived by the ” Love of His Life”, Rose Bracken; children, Jacob (Jennifer) Terry, John (Austin) Volpicelli, Robert (Nick) Volpicelli, Ryan (Brittany) Ward, Rachel (Dakota) Hughes and Samantha Laudenslager; five grandchildren; three brothers, Brad (Valerie) Ward, Crist (Diane) Palmer and Scott (Robin) Palmer; and Rose’s children, Justin (Tiffany) and Jacquelyn, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His family invites friends to attend a memorial service in celebration of Bob’s life at 1 p.m.,Saturday, April 7th, at the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with its Pastor, Rev. Nancy Beahm officiating. A time of visitation will be from 11 a.m. to the time of the service. A private burial will be held in the Windfall Cemetery at a later date.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests your consideration of a charity of choice in Robert P. Ward’s memory.The Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com