Charles Ward

Charles J. Ward


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Obituary of Charles Ward

passed away on Friday June 12, 2015, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on August 26, 1959, in Utica, the son of Charles D. and Jacqueline Rufiange Ward. He attended Utica Schools and was a resident of Utica until 2010 when he moved to Oneida. Charles was a mechanic for Mike Claye's Automotive in Yorkville for twenty years, retiring in 2008 because of his illness. He was of the Catholic faith Charles enjoyed fishing. Surviving are two sisters, Jacqueline M. Whiting, of Oneida, and Bonnie Rufiange, of Little Falls; a step sister Charleen Henshaw of Florida; a step brother Shawn Ward of Utica; and four nephews, Michael Allen Ward, John W. Whiting, II, Jay Swalgin, and Joseph Swalgin. Charles was predeceased by a sister, Carol Swalgin. Graveside services will be held 12:00 PM July 31, 2015 in Calvary Cemetery in Utica. There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., 342 Main St., Oneida. You may send a message of sympathy at .