November 25, 1928 ~ April 19, 2007
Ward, Thomas Wilbur
Born November 25th, 1928 at Torrance Memorial Hospital to Roland and Josephine L. Ward. Tom grew up in El Segundo and Hawthorne, graduating
from Mount Carmel High School in 1946. He married in 1951 and worked for the Beverly Hills Fire Department where he retired in 1988 after 35 years of service.
He lived in Torrance for the past 50 years and was a devoted member of Saint James Catholic Church. On April 19, 2007 after a brief illness, Tom left this earth peacefully to join our Lord. He was surrounded by his loving wife and all of his children, some of their spouses and 2 grandchildren at Little Company of Mary Hospital.
Tom leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Dorene, his children Tom (Jill), Karen Henderson (Steve), Barbara Vatalaro (Ralph), Stacie Voss (Jim), Robert (Shannon), Kristina Marckstadt (Ken), Sharon, Mary, Michael (Amy) and Heidi (Victor), 21 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Tom also left behind his brothers Robert and Donald, his sister Marjorie and numerous nieces and nephews.
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and a friend to many he will be missed very much, but will remain in our hearts forever. May the Lord and the Angels be waiting for him with arms wide open.
Rosary service and viewing will take place on Thursday, April 26th, 7pm to 9pm at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. Funeral will be held at St. James Church, 415 Vincent Street, Redondo Beach on Friday, April 27th at 10:30am. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation at www.aarfb.org.
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