Thomas Raymond Ward

Thomas Raymond Ward of Riverhead died July 14 at Berkshire Nursing Home in West Babylon. He was 86.

He was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Brooklyn to Thomas and Mary (Kenny) Ward. He married Edna Jacobs Horton in Wading River on Oct. 7, 1978.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1972, achieving the rank of major. Mr. Ward earned his associate degree and worked for Suffolk Security in Riverhead for 30 years.

According to his family, he enjoyed gardening and reading.

Predeceased by his wife in 2006 and his sister, Ann, in 2008, Mr. Ward is survived by his brother, Lawrence, of West Islip, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead.