Robert J. Ward, 66, passed away October 27, 2019 as the result of a car accident. Born in Akron, OH, to Raleigh and Antoinette (Macchiarola) Ward, he was a lifetime area resident. Robert graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School and attended The University of Akron. He was a longtime employee of Coleman Data Solutions. Robert was very strong in his faith and enjoyed his close relationship with God. He was a prankster, especially with his coworkers who enjoyed his sense of humor.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his niece, Julie Rauckhorst and nephew, Donny Hargis. He will be sadly missed by siblings, Mary Ann Rhines, Debi (Ed) Rauckhorst, Rose Hargis and Dennis Ward; nieces and nephews, Brian, Brent and Brandon Rhines, Amy (Eric) Maghes, Andrea Rauckhorst, Toni and Nick Hargis; great nieces Annamarie and Hattie; great nephew, Lucas.
Family and friends are invited to visit Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Newcomer, Akron Chapel, 131 N. Canton Road, followed by a service at 12:30pm. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Robert's name to the charity of your choice.