January 27, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 10:30 AM Jackson Center United Methodist Church
Monday, January 31, 2011 2 - 8 p.m.
David R. Ware, 63 of Jackson Center passed away suddenly, Thursday, January 27, 2011 in his home.
He was born September 24, 1947 in Sidney, OH the son of the late Duane E. and Doris A. (Yost) Ware.
On July 26, 2007 he married Jan Bruns who survives as well as his daughter Cary (Peter) Masteller of Columbus, OH; his brothers, Don (Rita) Ware, Doug (Peg) Ware, Dana (Dianne) Ware all of Jackson Center, OH; his sisters, Diana (Jim) Reese and Denise Ware both of Jackson Center, OH; his step son Tim (Lorie) Bruns of Sidney, OH; his step-daughter Jennie Freeman and her friend Dale Feazel of Sidney, OH; his grandsons, Andrew and Jackson; his step-grandchildren Heidi, Ashlie and Tyler and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dave enjoyed golf, traveling and playing cards. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1968. He was a member of the Jackson Center American Legion Post #493 where he served as an Adjutant and was a volunteer with Shelby County Special Olympics. Dave retired in 2000 from Jackson Center Schools as an Industrial Arts Teacher. Following that he worked in Career Development at Tolles Career and Technical Center in Plain City until 2010. He continued giving after his passing by way of being a tissue donor.
Dave truly loved his family, many friends and especially delighted in spending time with his grandchildren Andrew and Jackson. Dave’s passion in life was teaching and spending time in the school class room. He was greeted with “Hi Mr. Ware” where ever he went by his many beloved students.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011 between 2 – 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:30 A.M. until the hour of the service in the Jackson Center United Methodist Church. The Jackson Center American Legion will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 P.M. Monday at the church. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in the church with Rev. Sylvia Hull officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson, OH. Arrangements are entrusted to the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana in the care of Mark Harrod a family friend. Memorial contributions may be sent to Jackson Center American Legion, 627 E. College St., Jackson Center, OH 45334, the Jackson Center Family Life Center or Jackson Center Education Foundation, P. O. Box 849, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334-0849.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.