Arthur “Jerry” Boyd Ward
Arthur “Jerry” Boyd Ward (4/9/1932-9/14/2016) grew up in Darien, CT and attended Phillips Academy Andover, MA followed by two years at Johns Hopkins playing lacrosse. He completed a two-year tour in the Air Force in Lubbock, TX and eventually graduated from UC Berkeley in 1958. He married his “other half”, Patricia Green and had been married for 53 years. His joy was to make people smile and laugh, which he accomplished everywhere he went.
Jerry loved the New York Jets, dogs, Johnny Walker Red, good food, anything Italian, and having morning coffee on the front stoop listening to Pat read the New York Times to him after he could no longer read. His local haunts were Harry’s, Brophy’s, and the Santa Barbara Sailing Center.
Jerry joined Veterans for Peace and for a decade helped erect the crosses at Arlington West. His clothes have been and will be donated to homeless veterans and he would encourage others to donate theirs as well at the Veterans Memorial building (ask for Carmen).
Jerry is survived by his wife Pat, daughters Karyn, Stacie, and Kathleen, sons-in-law Joseph Gentile and Mark Buechner, and grandchildren Michelle, Samantha and Matthew Buechner, Anthony Gentile, and Isabella Ward Faith.
In lieu of flowers, vote Democrat! Otherwise, please make a donation to the Braille Institute of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Sailing Center, or Domestic Violence Solutions.
Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary