Ruth  Eleanor Ward
Died: Dec 11, 2017
 Ruth Eleanor Ward, age 100, of Hackettstown, NJ died Monday, December 11, 2017 at Heath Village, Hackettstown.  Ms. Ward was born April 23, 1917 in McKeesport, PA. She was the daughter of the late Frank Randolph and Olive Maria (French) Ward.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother, David E. Ward.

She was previously employed by Kean College, Union, NJ as the Coordinator of Student Personnel Services retiring many years ago.  Ruth graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Sociology Class of 1938, went on to pursue her Master’s Degree at Columbia University in Social Work and continued at Columbia earning her Doctorate in Education, Class of 1964.  Ruth volunteered with the Girl Scouts, Scranton, PA and Summit, NJ, she did missionary work from 1953-1956 in the Philippines and enjoyed traveling the United States.

She is survived by her brother, John F. Ward and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation was private.  A memorial service will be held at a later date


Chelsea Pellegrino
December 13th, 2017 6:12 pm
Hi my name is Chelsea Pellegrino and I was employed at Heath Village and cared for Dr. Ward. I would like to be notified when the memorial service is as I became very close with Dr. Ward and I am very saddened by her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. My email:
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