Hiram Ward

Hiram Sweet Ward Sr.

Sunday, June 4th, 1944 - Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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Hiram S. Ward Sr., 75, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Glens Falls Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born June 4, 1944 in Fort Ann, NY, he was the son of the late Hiram Sinclair and Mabel Pauline (Taylor) Ward Sr.

Hiram graduated from Fort Ann Central School and attended SUNY Cobleskill. On October 27, 1963, he married the love of his life, Carol Ann Colvin in the Hudson Falls Methodist Church, and together they raised their family until her passing on May 23, 2018.

Hiram was a farmer for most of his life but was also employed by Finch Pruyn and most recently by Hollingsworth & Vose where he was the treasurer for the US Steelworkers Union in Greenwich before his retirement.

Hiram had a great sense of human and always made everyone laugh. He shared many adventures with his family, including cross-country train rides with Chan, trips to Maine and Arizona, going out with Ronnie and Joan, and boating with “the brothers” on Lake Champlain. He loved to talk politics, especially with all his grandsons, and he was proud of all their accomplishments. Hiram adored his sons-in-law and enjoyed adventures with Jed and giving Kevin a hard time. He was extremely proud of his family history and enjoyed sharing the Ward heritage with his family.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Hiram is predeceased by his son, Hiram Ward Jr., his grandson Dylan Ward, his brothers, Robert Taylor and Ronald Taylor, and his sister-in-law Lorraine Aldous.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Kelly Brown-Steele and her husband Jed, and Kathy Durkee and her husband Kevin, his grandsons; Justin Brown, Seth Brown and his wife Donna Rae, Kyle Durkee, and Ryan Durkee, his siblings; Carl Taylor and his wife Gloria, Richard Ward and his wife Judy, and Chauncey Ward, his in-laws; Bernice Ward, Muriel Taylor, Josephine DeVecchi, and Betty Taylor, Ed Colvin and his wife Diane, Paul Colvin and his wife Charlene, Beatrice Tilford and her husband Chuck, Ronnie Colvin and his wife Joan, Jody Colvin, and Clyde “Pat” Wade, his close friend Ralph Petes, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Hiram’s request there will be no calling hours. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in Hiram’s name can be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the ICU nurses, Vicky, Theresa, Doug and Erica at Glens Falls Hospital, Jason Hare the patient experience director, and the DCI staff, as well as the ladies at the Walmart pharmacy for their care and compassion.

Arrangements are in the care of the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 123 Main Street, Argyle, NY 12809. To leave online condolences please visit
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    Morningside Cemetery
    Hartford, NY 12838
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Norm Bouchard

Posted at 09:05pm
I worked with Hiram for number of years at Hollingsworth and Vose before his retirement. We shared many laughs together and he was a pleasure to work with. I will never forget the time a goat wandered into the beater room and Hiram grabbed the goat by its horns and walked him outside. I still think and chuckle about that memory. I shared that with Hiram last time we spoke and he laughed!!!Our deepest condolences to Ward family.
Norm and Rhonda Bouchard

Steve Rowe

Posted at 09:41am
Kelly ........... so sorry to hear this news and for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your entire family. Steve & Kathy Rowe

Shannon Taylor

Posted at 10:01pm
It was always great to run into Hiram and Carol at the local basket raffles! Hiram always had a smile on his face and I loved that he and Carol enjoyed this together! My condolences to the family, you have such great memories of Hiram to help you through this sad time. Love Ron and Shannon Taylor

Daniel Ward

Posted at 03:20pm
Uncle Hiram,
Great memories of visiting the Hartford half of the Ward Brothers’ Farm. I will never forget all the great 4th of July parties at your house. Aunt Carol’s pasta salad and your fireworks displays were the best. Thanks for always being my fathers partner for his crazy excursions. My sincerest condolences to all of Uncle Hiram’s family and friends.
Dan Ward

Chauncey Ward

Posted at 11:02am
Hiram my brother and travel companion we had some good times and adventures through out our lives and through it all created a lot of memories which is all any of us ever accumulate in life and no one can ever take away from us. I rejoice in your rebirth with peace and love. Chan

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