Joseph Roland Ward Sr. 78, of Selbyville, formerly of Randallstown, Md., died at Atlantic General Hospital on Friday, March 24. He was a Baltimore City police officer, having retired after 21 years of service.
He was a charter member of the Fenwick Island Baptist Church and had been a former deacon at the church. He was a mason and member of Corinthian Lodge #93 AF & AM, Hunt Valley, Md., and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
He is survived by his wife, Doris E. Ward; one son, Joseph R. Ward Jr.; two daughters, Linda L. Adkins and Jo Anne B. Fuller; one sister, Bertha V. Slemaker; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey E. Lambden.
Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, at Fenwick Island Baptist Church in Selbyville with interment at Sunset Memorial Park, Berlin, Md.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Fenwick Island Baptist Church, 36806 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, DE 19975.