SHARPSVILLE, Pennsylvania – Derron “D-Ward” Scott Ward, Sr., of 3489 Saranac Drive, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, passed away at 4:43 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Cancer Center of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 43.
D-Ward was born November 2, 1973 in Sharon, a son of Dale and Conni (Coloutes) Ward.
He moved to Ohio as a child and graduated from Garfield High School, Akron, Ohio.
He was employed as a production coordinator for Commercial Metal Forming, Youngstown, Ohio.
D-Ward attended Victory Christian Center, Coitsville, Ohio.
His first love was spending time with his family. He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and was a member of the Boogie Down Motorcycle Club. D-Ward was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Surviving are his wife, Brandy (Currie) Ward, whom he married March 14, 2015; his mother, Conni Shaeffer and her husband, Michael Shaeffer, Sr., Akron, Ohio; his father, Dale Ward and his wife, Lauriethel, Hermitage; his children, Brandon Ward, Sr., Bre’laun Ward, Derron S. Ward, Jr., Destinee Ward, Daisha Ward, Dyllan Hopson, Brandon Hopson, Tai’Von Strickland, Tai’Don Strickland, Dorean Cain, Dey’Mar Cain, Dayondra Campbell and Dante Campbell; siblings, Autumne Shaeffer and Michelle Curry and her husband, Rob, all Akron, Mariya Shaeffer, Atlanta, Michael Shaeffer, Jr., Columbus, Ohio, Tiffany Wilson, Pittsburgh and Janeen Hall, Farrell; his paternal grandparents, Ulysses and Frances Ward, Masury, Ohio; his maternal grandmother, Connie Coloutes, Columbus, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Sherry Kriebel and her husband, Kenneth, Wheatland and four grandchildren.
D-Ward was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Leonard Coloutes, Sr. and an uncle, Leonard Coloutes, Jr.
D-Ward touched many lives and will be deeply missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Calling hours will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, July 7 in the Second Missionary Baptist Church, 1138 Spearman Ave., Farrell.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, July 7 at the church.
Interment will be held at Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Please visit www.mcgoniglefuneralhomeandcrematory.com to send online condolences to the Ward family.