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600 Main Street
Delta, PA 17314
Phone: (717) 456-5915 or (800) 550-5915
Fax: (717)456-5795
Eldridge Mix Ward, II

Eldridge Mix Ward, II

Wednesday, December 21st, 1938 - Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Eldridge Mix Ward, II, 79 years of Delta, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. Born December 21, 1938 in New Jersey, he was a son of the late Thomas K. and Ethel (Potts) Ward. Married November 25, 1961, he was the beloved husband of Jane S. (Williams) Ward for 57 years.

A man of God, Eldridge was a member of Reformation Bible Church, Darlington, MD. Serving his country in the United States Army, he belonged to the American Legion Slate Ridge Post #182 of Whiteford, MD. Eldridge had worked as a physical therapist for Frederick Memorial Hospital and then later opened his own practice for 32 years. In the 1990’s he earned his Masters degree in Bible from Antietam Bible College. After retiring in 1995, Eldridge served as an Assistant Chaplain in Fredrick County Jail and chaplain at North Hampton Manor Nursing Home.

Additional family members he is survived by;
Two children:
Shawn Thomas Ward of Delta, PA
Amanda (Ward) Grace of Williston, FL

Two sisters:
Linda Ward of Martinsville, NJ
Joan Hodge of New York City, NY

Six grandchildren:
Madeline Grace Holmes, Aleena Grace Sepp, Jared Alan Grace, Violet Ward, Levi Ward and Lillie Ward

One great-grandchild, Mila Holmes

Interment was held on Friday, December 14, 2018 in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, MD

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harford Christian School or Reformation Bible Church, 1736 Whiteford Road, Darlington, MD 21034

For nearly the past two years, caregivers from the Deanie Taylor King Agency: Sandy B., Jeannette, Priscilla, Nina and Anna cared for Eldridge, and the family would like to sincerely thank them for their compassionate care.
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 15th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 15th, 2018 1:00pm
    Location
    Reformation Bible Church
    Address
    1736 Whiteford Road
    DARLINGTON, MD
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    Please contact family for all service information.
  • Interment

    Location
    Resthaven Memorial Gardens
    Address
    9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy
    Fredrick, MD
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    Interment was held on Friday, December 14th.

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Bob HoffmN

Posted at 02:25pm
Eldridge and I were childhood neighbors and best friends growing up. I thought of him often am is sad to hear of his passing. Rest in pease my friend. Your old buddy Bob Hoffman
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Roger Salomon

Posted at 07:10pm
Eldridge was a church buddy. I was the principal of our church Christian school and he was a board member. While our first school building was being erected in 1978 he would donate his time, every Saturday, to clean up the construction debris made by the workers. I also remember spending about two months of Saturday work collecting roots, rocks and small branches from our newly cleared soccer field and tossing them in the back of his pickup truck. He was not only generous with his time but also with his money. For several months the school was short on paying teacher salaries and he would donate the difference needed. He and I would travel to preacher meetings together and I always enjoyed our fellowship. I consider Eldridge a generous servant of the Lord and I look forward to seeing him in heaven. Sandra and I are praying for Jane and the family.
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