Helen Leona Ward

Helen Leona Ward, 84, of Gloversville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, November 7, 2013 at the E.L. Wilkinson Residential Health care facility in Amsterdam, surrounded by her family.

Born on September 28, 1929 in Gloversville, she was the daughter of the late Ira J. and Evelyn (Gardener) Sitts.

Helen had worked for several department stores and retired from the former Jamesway Dept. Store in Johnstown, where she had be a clerk and manager of the footwear department. She enjoyed doing puzzles, gardening, crocheting, her pets and cooking huge Sunday family dinners in her younger days.

She was married to Herbert M. Ward who passed away in 1981.

Helen lived in the area her entire life. She was a member of the former Gloversville Presbyterian Church and the Ida McGinnis Senior Citizens Club in Gloversville.

Besides her parents and husband, Helen was predeceased by three daughters, Shirley Salvione, Sally Cozzolino and Caroline Ward and a step-daughter, Dorothy Kruger.

She was survived by her children: Frank Ward of Fla, John Ward of Troy, Michael (Marion) Ward of Johnstown, Charlene Damico of Flat Creek, Frances (Albert) Williams of Glen; Lillian (Donald) Hauser of Johnstown, Linda (Edward) Brockhum of Gloversville and Danielle (Todd) Shibley of Johnstown; step-children: Robert (Viola) Ward of Va., Mary Terry of Gloversville and Sherry (Ken) Benson of Syracuse; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on the family from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Walrath and Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville, where a funeral service will follow the visitation at 4PM on Sunday with Pastor Greg Meyers officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Of Northeastern New York, Pine West Plaza, Bldg. 4. Suite 405; Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205

Please visit the family’s online memorial and guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.