Martin A. Ward

Oct 29, 2018
Martin Ward

Rockland — Martin A. Ward, 65, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at the Knox Center.

Born in Bar Harbor Jan. 11, 1953, he was the son of Franklin H. and Driscilla L. Gott Ward. While growing up in Manset, Martin attended local schools and was a 1971 graduate of MDI High School. He earned an associate degree from Eastern Maine Vocational Technical College in 1973.

For a brief period, he worked with Addison Packing Co. in Southwest Harbor. He later began employment with John Fancy Inc. as a wastewater technician for the Waldoboro Utility District. He retired from that position in 2004.

For several years while his nephew Devon was involved, Martin was an active leader with Cub Scout Pack 200, Camden-Rockport, where he served for six years as secretary of that pack. More recently he was a member of RSVP in Rockland.

Although his life was radically changed by the debilitating effects of muscular dystrophy, Martin’s care for and love of his friends and family always came through.

For the past several years, he had been a resident of the Methodist Conference Home, where he enjoyed the friendship and camaraderie of many neighbors.

Other than his father, Martin was pr-deceased by two brothers, Rodney and Gordon, and a nephew, Devon Stewart, in 2010. He is survived by his mother, Driscilla Ward, of Southwest Harbor; a brother, William Ward, and his family of Dexter; nieces and nephews including Katina Stewart, Holly York, Christy Nason, Shona Long, Jarod Rackliff, Scott Nason and their families.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a service will be held at 4 p.m. The Rev. Wayne Sawyer will officiate. Interment at Mount Height Cemetery in Southwest Harbor will be at a later date.

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