Friday, April 22, 2011
OFFICIAL INVESTIGATIONS & SECURITY SERVICES, INC.
EXTEND OUR SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY
OF WESLEY "WES" E WARD, MID-WEST TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, INC.
WE SENT OUR EMPLOYEES STARTING IN 1998 TO WES FOR THEIR OPOTA FIREARMS TRAINING & CERTIFICATION.
CEO, MICHAEL ROLFES, LAST QUALIFIED WITH WES IN JANUARY 2011 ON A FRIGID SATURDAY MORNING. THE TEMPERATURE WHEN WE STARTED WAS -17F. WE COULDN'T FEEL OUR FINGERS, SO WE HAD TO SHOOT A SKILL, WARM UP FOR 20 MINUTES, THEN SHOOT THE NEXT SKILL, REPEATING THOSE STEPS UNTIL WE WERE FINISHED.
WES WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. I HOPE THAT SOMEONE WILL CONTINUE MID-WEST TECHNICAL SCHOOLS IN WES' MEMORY.
Wesley Eugene Ward, of Huber Heights, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Kettering Medical Center. Wesley was born in Middleport, OH to Wesley F. Ward and Huldah Ruth Ward. Wesley is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Wilma Price Ward, his son Richard (Marianne) of Durham, NC, daughter Cathy (Gary) Moorman of Mason, OH and son Gary (fiancée Amy) of Troy, OH; grandchildren Chad Ward, Corey (Jenny) Ward, Chris Bush, Nichole Bush, Jason (Michelle) Moorman, James (Amber) Moorman and great grandchildren Brinley, Trevor, Grant, Cole, Savanah and Caleb; brothers Charles David (Carol) of Eustis, FL, Keith (Connie) of LaGrange, KY and Dale (Susan) of Orlando, FL; sisters Charlene (Bill) Darst of Cheshire, OH, Rosanna (Chuck) Simmons of Gallipolis, OH, and Karen (Tom) Spiess of Marysville, CA and many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving son Wesley Edward and sister Geraldine Ward (Lowell) Swisher. Wesley was a faithful member of The Huber Heights Church of God. He served in many capacities during his 47 years of membership for United Commercial Travelers (UCT), including Senior Counselor of Gem City Council #3 and Grand Counselor for the State of Ohio. He was treasurer for the AMOB. Wesley worked as a Deputy Sheriff for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and as a Patrolman for the Wayne Township Police Department. Retired from National Cash Register, Dayton, OH, Wesley was the CEO and School Commander for Mid-West Technical Schools, Inc. established in July 1990. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Blessing Funeral Home, 11900 N. Dixie Drive, Tipp City with a UCT Necrology Ceremony at 6:45 pm. Funeral Services, conducted by Pastor Roger Hamilton and Associate Pastor Howard Briggs of the Huber Heights Church of God, will be held Monday, April 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Tipp City. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made payable to Gem City UCT Council #3, and sent to 806 Westhafer Road, Vandalia OH 45377 to support special events for intellectually disabled persons. Our family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Young, Dr. Polestra, Dr. Grigg and the SICU Staff at Kettering Medical Center. Condolences may be made to the family at www.blessingfh.com.