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Martin J. "Marty" Ward

August 8, 1958 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 61)

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Martin J. “Marty” Ward, age 61 of Huber Heights, passed away Sunday March 15, 2020.  He was born August 8, 1958 in Valparaiso, Florida, the son of the late Douglas and Nancy (Smith) Ward.  Marty loved his church family at Victory Church in Fairborn and spending time with people.  A talented drummer, Marty enjoyed setting the tempo and pulse for many groups including his church band.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Ward, Jr.  Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Ruth Elaine Ward; four sons, Mark Jr. (Heather) Butcher, Mike (Stephanie) Butcher, Matt Butcher, Marshall (Amy) Butcher; eight grandchildren, Mark III, Derek, Christopher, Corrine, Adyson, Caroline, Liam, Cruze; two brothers, Raymond and Joe Ward; as well as nieces, nephews, other extended family, and many friends.  Due to the ongoing concerns for public health and safety, a memorial gathering and service will be planned at a later date.  Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn. 

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