Ward, Anthony Richard Sr. (Tony) 51, of Somonauk, IL. Passed away August 13, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 31, 1959 in Chicago IL. To Hardy (Jack) and Annette Ward in Chicago, IL. He married Tracey Leppert on April 2, 2005. Tony was owner of Award Home Improvements, and continued to improve homes primarily in Lake Holiday and surrounding areas. He continued to work even after he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in October of 2007. His hard worked showed when many of his customers came his benefit in 2008. Tony enjoyed racing slot cars as well as building tracks, gardening, camping, woodworking, cooking and above all things he enjoyed most was boating on Lake Holiday every chance he got. He is survived by his wife Tracey, his son Anthony R. Ward Jr., 3 step children; Breana Leppert (Ostrander), Megan and David Ostrander all of Somonauk, IL. his mother Annette Ward of Lisle, IL. Sisters; Jayne Mills of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. And Eileen Wold of Montgomery, IL. He was "Unkie" to his 4 nieces and 2 nephews and "Papa" to his 4 grandsons, Logan, Anthony III,Brayden and Karter. He is preceded in Death by his father and his first wife Virginia nee Sugrue Ward. Memorial visitation and memorial service will be held August 17, 2011 from 6-9 pm. at the Beverage Family Funeral Home, Sandwich, IL. with memorial service at 9:00 pm. There will also be a memorial mass celebrated at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Lisle, IL. August 18, 2011 at 11:15 am.
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Published in Beacon News on Aug. 16, 2011