Gertrude Ward, a registered nurse and housewife, died Friday of a heart attack at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 65.
Mrs. Ward spent many years at home raising her five children. She returned to work as a nurse about five years ago at the nursing home at Fort Howard's Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Germantown, Pa., the former Gertrude Seaver graduated from Chestnut Hill Nursing School in Philadelphia and joined the Air Force. While serving as a military nurse at the Air Force base in Waco, Texas, in the early 1950s, she met her future husband, Douglas E. Ward, who also was in the Air Force. They married in 1956. Both left the military before the end of the decade.
After briefly living in Philadelphia and New York, the Wards moved to East Baltimore, where they lived for two years before settling in Rosedale.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ward's survivors include four daughters, Marguerite W. Liss of New Freedom, Mary W. Cook of Hanover, Kathleen S. Ward of Cockeysville and Christine S. Rose of Rosedale; a son, William R. Ward of Carney; and a sister, Catherine Bruno of Ambler, Pa.
A Mass of Christian burial was held yesterday at the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation in Overlea.
Weldon W. Koenig
Weldon W. Koenig, a retired machinist who lived in Perry Hall, died Saturday of a heart attack at his condominium in Ocean City. He was 75.
Mr. Koenig retired in 1974 after a 30-year career from American Radiator & Standard Co., where he had been employed as a machinist. He was a member of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers District Lodge No. 12.
Born and raised in Dundalk, he was a 1937 graduate of Sparrows Point High School.
During World War II, he served with the 308th Engineers of the 83rd Division in Austria and the Rhineland until being discharged as a sergeant in 1946. He was active in Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9083 and American Legion Post No. 183.
He enjoyed vegetable gardening and target shooting.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Helen Gryniewski; and two sisters, Kathryn Wallis and Mary Jean Anderson, both of Towson. Services are private.