On February 16, 2003, R. WALTER WARD of Abingdon, MD. Beloved husband of Beatrice "Betty" L. Ward (nee Lauterbach), devoted father of Bob Ward and Jennifer Ward Reynolds. Loving brother of Fred Y. Ward, Mary Helen Cooper and the late Howard Ward, Frank Ward, Edward Ward, John Ward, and Jessie Morrison. Also survived by three grandchildren Jennifer Lynn Ward, Laura Ann Ward, and Robert Andrew Ward. Loving step-son of the late Gertrude Ward. A Service will be held at the family owned McComas Funeral Home, P.A., Abingdon, MD., on Friday, February 21, at 11 A.M. Interment will be in Cokesbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Abingdon, MD. Friends may call at the funeral home in Abingdon on Thursday from 5-7 P.M. and Friday from 10-11 A.M. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Harford Community College Scholarship Fund, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD. 21015 in memory of Walter Ward.