Marie A. Ward, 78

Marie A. Ward, 78, of Lancaster was called home on May 10, 2009 by her Lord. God’s Garden must be beautiful because he always takes the best. Born in Frackville, PA, Marie was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary White Gidjunais.

She was retired from Hamilton Technology and was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Lancaster.

Surviving are her three children; Deborah L. Ward of Lancaster, Robert T. husband of Rita Ward of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Pamela M. Ward of Philadelphia, PA and a grandson Derek Ward of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne’ Catholic Church, North Duke and Liberty Streets, Lancaster on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 11:00AM. with Rev Norman Hohenwarter, and Rev Peter Hahn , as co celebrants Interment will be in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Busman, PA. Friends may pay their respect to the family at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 414 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA on Friday morning from 9:30- 10:30 AM. To send online condolences, please visit

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We are heart-broken at the loss of Marie. The times that we spent with her and Debbie in Lancaster and the great memories of our childhood get togethers in Frackville will never be forgotten. Love always……
Larry,Marianne,Chris,Matt and Daniel Minda

Dear Debbie, Bob and Pam,
I was very sorry to hear of Aunt Marie’s passing.  She was a good lady and a strong lady.  I admired her strength as I grew older.  She will be missed by all who knew her.
With deepest sympathy,
Cindy Ward Becker
(P. S.  I remember she baked the best cakes and pies in the world.)

To Bob and family,
On behalf of my family, the Bennett’s send condolences.
Steve Bennett

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