Passing of Past President General

We are sorry to learn of the passing of one of our Past President Generals. Don Ward was generous with his time to all who knew him, and he was devoted to DSDI. He shall be missed. His son Don sent an obituary and photo of his father to share with you.

Please join me in keeping Don’s family in our thoughts and prayers as they take time to remember their father, grandfather, and uncle.

Nancy McBride Wark, DSDI President General 

Past President General Donald Ward, Sr.
Past President General Don Ward, Sr.

Donald C. Ward Sr., 70, Past President General of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, passed away peacefully on Dec 1st, 2023 in the home that he built in Boyertown, PA. He was a loving husband of Eileen (Uber) Ward, who preceded him in death.

Donald grew up in Wallingford, PA where he graduated from Nether Providence High School in 1971. He later graduated from Salisbury State University. Donald was a master electrician and proud owner of High Energy Lighting. He loved nature, animals, hunting and fishing. He was a huge advocate for AA and the DSDI and supportive to all those who reached out to him.

Donald is survived by his bothers Bill Ward Fort Lauderdale, FL and Mark Ward Devon, PA. Additionally, his daughter Dana Veljacic and granddaughter Emeline Mitchell of Minturn, CO, son Donald Ward Jr husband of Erin Ward of Gambrills, MD and grandchildren Broderick, Stella, Charlotte and Eleanor Ward. Donald loved his friends and family and will always be remembered for his strong work ethic, humor and for his kind and gentle spirit.