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Michael Ward

Dr. Michael J Ward, DMD

Friday, May 5th, 1950 - Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
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Obituary

Dateline Bordentown

Michael J. Ward, DMD, 71, of Bordentown, NJ, passed away suddenly on June 9th. Born and raised in Trenton, NJ, he was a graduate of Cathedral High School, St. Joseph’s University, and the NJ College of Medicine and Dentistry. He practiced dentistry in Bordentown for 25 years. After retiring, he continued his education and received a master’s degree in mathematics from Rutgers University-Camden, teaching there until 2015. Most recently, he tutored students at BCC Rowan through their volunteer tutoring program. He was the son of Edwin and Eileen Ward. He was the beloved husband of 49 years to Sally Ward (nee Bentz), loving father of Dr. Michael Ward, Jr. (Megan), Timothy Ward (Alison), and Christopher Ward, and grandfather to Olivia and Alaina Ward. He is also survived by sisters Dorothy (Tom) Toth, Susan Ward, Eileen Ward, Ellen Ward, and his brother Edwin Ward (Carolyn), his brother-in-law George Bentz, sisters-in-law Rosemarie Fitzpatrick and Karen Bentz, and many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces.

Condolences can be paid to the family on Sunday, June 13th at Bordentown Home for Funerals, 40 Crosswicks St., in Bordentown, NJ, between 6-8 p.m., ending with a brief service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dr. Ward’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society, two charities important to the family.

Arrangements are under the direct care and supervision of Robert L. Pecht, Bordentown Home for Funerals 40 Crosswicks St. Bordentown, NJ 08505. Please go to Michael’s Book of memories page at www.Bordentownhomeforfunerals.com to upload a picture, make a donation or offer condolences to the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 13th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, June 13th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday, June 13th, 2021 | 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, June 13th, 2021 8:00pm
    Location
    Bordentown Home for Funerals
    Address
    40 Crosswicks St.
    BORDENTOWN, NJ 08505
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Bill Greenwald

Posted at 06:38am
Mike,
We never found time for that round of golf at Burlington or Little Mill. If we had, we would have discovered our common past of growing up in Trenton and living on 'Hawk Hill'. Always enjoyed times in the Tutoring Room at RCBC. RIP
Bill Greenwald
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Deborah E.McNish

Posted at 11:35pm
I didn’t know him personally but he graduated the same year. I knew him to be kind, smart and a good basketball player. Rest In Peace Mike.
Deb McNish ( Sharpe)
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LuAnn & Joe Gadbois

Posted at 08:37pm
My husband and I were saddened to learn of Dr. Ward’s tragic passing. Our family were patients of Dr. Ward years ago. Our children are in their forty’s now but they still remembered him. They recall his kind and gentle nature. One time in particular our son got hit in the mouth at his Little League baseball game and his front teeth got pushed in. We called Dr. Ward and he told us to meet him at the dental office. He would have his children with him as his wife was volunteering at their school. So my wife met him there with his children in tow. How many dentists would do something like that? We never forgot that kindness and dedication. That’s the kind of person Dr. Ward was. We send our deepest condolences to his wife and his family. It’s never easy losing someone you love especially when it is unexpected. We hope by sharing our story of this wonderful man will help ease your pain in some little way. Our most sincere sympathy to your family. RIP Dr. Ward.
Sincerely,
Joe & LuAnn Gadbois & family
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Bill Howard

Posted at 06:00pm
I am so sorry to hear this tragic news and will be praying for him and your family. As a kid, he always made my dentist visits a calming, caring experience. :) He was a gentle, kind soul.
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Sharon Nardelli

Posted at 05:00pm
Tim, Alison and Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. May the happy memories of your Dad wrap you in love and support during the difficult days ahead. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time.
Sincerely,
Andy and Sharon Nardelli
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