Ward Pendleton, 52, died Jan. 18, 2014 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a short illness.
He leaves behind his wife Jill (Cookson) Pendleton; two daughters, Jessica Pendleton of Wilmington and Paige Pendleton of Sutton; his mother, Orceal Pendleton of Luling, Tex; his brother, Mark Pendleton and his wife Toy of Leakey, Tex; two sisters, Darlene Lapeza-Pendleton of Maine and Robin Hollyer and her husband Mark of Sudbury; three nieces and a nephew.
Born in Worcester and raised in Northborough, the son of the late Owen Pendleton, Ward lived in Grafton for the past 17 years. Mr. Pendleton graduated from Algonquin Regional High School in 1979. He went on to receive his associate degree from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in landscape design.
Mr. Pendleton was employed as a landscape designer at Landscaped Environments Inc. from 1984 to 1990, and a brick salesman with Consolidated Brick from 1990 to 2003, and Spaulding Brick Co. in Wilmington from 2003 to the present.
He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed "wetting a line" on his way home from work and surf casting from the beach in Chatham. He was a runner, participating in many recreational road races and completed the Boston Marathon. His true passion was his daughters, whom he adored and in whom found great joy. He will be remembered for his quiet demeanor and sarcastic wit.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. Ward’s funeral will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St., Westborough. Pastor John W. Taylor will officiate.(Please go directly to the church). Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for support of Appalachia Service Project Adult Team may be made payable to the First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581, noting ASP in memo. To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, please visit: www.haysfuneralhome.com.