- 86 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 2, 1926
- Place of birth:
Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
- Date of passing: Jun 24, 2013
- Place of passing:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
|Let the memory of Ward be with us forever|
Ward E. Laubach (November 2, 1926 to June 24, 2013), born Easton, PA. Served our country in the Navy, Lutheran, power engineer, inventor, "keep going" spirit, highly organized, creature of routine, maintainer of lists, willful, great humor, respectful of all races, mentor, beloved father, my friend. Husband of Olga (passed in 1998), father of son Mark.
Ward requested in his will that you please consider donating to the American Heart Association. A memorial link is here:
Message from his son Mark:
Please reflect on your friends, family, and parents, to assist as an advocate in their time of need, and to insure their wishes are respected so that they maintain control of the path of their lives as long as they are able. To those of us without wills, living wills, advance directives, or medical and financial power of attorney assignments, go create these. My father was prepared. In reflection, I am not as prepared, and I've learned how important these are to have in place when you really need them.
"moments of memory of Ward more frequent than this date !
working on "asbestos" litigation with a law firm and his correspondence review is frequent and enjoyable reminder of his character and style. Always friendly and appropriately challenging in knowledge increase effort !"
"Oh, how I miss those November days hunting pheasants in Lancaster County near my home with Ward and the Silverio Boys of South Philadelphia, - Vince, John and Richard. Ward was the "chatterbox" of the group and his chatter occasionally would roust a pheasant or two !
Ward was a good friend, an honorable man and a Christian which we a lot more of today in this world ! This opportunity provides for enjoyable memories ! Don Duvall 11-02-2015"
"Remembering Ward. Have been working with a firm on some litigation where recalling many of Ward's efforts as well as many of those who worked for him. They express their fond memories and admire his efforts."
"I worked with Ward at ITE in the seventys, he in the engineering Dept and I in marketing. He was a pleasure to work with and as a friend. After retireing I always enjoyed getting together with he and others from ITE at Ponzio's and remember visiting him in the hospital. Always a smile and a welcome face. Lost contact with him after I moved to Utah in 2007. Wonderful man!"
"Ward and I e-mailed each other thruout the years. About 7 or 8 years ago he stopped by after having spent some time with Mark and spent the night with us. He was fun as was his house gift --- an apple from the plane trip. I'll miss his e-mails.
Barbara (Bebe) Lucking Freedman"
"Ward loved to assemble the most challenging jigsaw puzzles and we exchanged them frequently when he visited us or we at his home in Cherry Hill, NJ"
"He was always was cool and calm under fire and was a good listener to associates and customer engineering personnel. He was an influencing force in development of industry standards for the USA Electrical Power Industry. I recall he was an honored "Fellow", and lifetime member of the IEEE Engineering Society. Well respecteed and many contributions to the Industry!"
"Additional fond memories of the lunches at Ponzio's with former ITE engineers, manufacturing and sales/marketing people. Ward was always the organizer and he always bought several servings to take some home with him. We had many stories, rememberances and laughs during these lunches. Not all the stories/accounts were accurate !"
"Ward was the ultimate hunter of ground hogs ! He travelled to Lancaster County frequently and visited my parents and hunted surrounding farms with much success. Frequently Olga traveled with him, They new my parents well and often dined with them. Fond, fond memories with a man with good sense of humor. We bagged many a pheasant in Lancaster with the Silverio brothers, Vince, John &Dick."
"Your mother and father were true friends of Bernice and I ! We visited, dined, laughed and hunted together. He was a good man of ethics, morals and principles plus a good engineer and teacher.We remember your visit to the farm and driving the tractor. We still have art work by Olga in our home. Know he was a great Friend"
"My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mark. I appreciate your message.
As a young girl, I met your dad when he came to our house to go hunting with my dad and brothers. Over the years, he was always kind to me, took time to talk with me. I will always remember the added gift of his bright-eyed smile. Thank you for creating the opportunity to share."
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