Ward, Franklin Lindsay
Death: Thursday, May 20, 2021
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Franklin Lindsay Ward, "Frank", passed away May 20, 2021. He was born in Washington, D.C., in 1943. Being raised in a very humble environment did not divert him from living a rewarding life and cultivating a successful career. Tragically, his unexpected and untimely passing has left his family and friends with a deep hole that is echoing loudly now. They find comfort in knowing how greatly they were blessed to have known him and to have been loved by him. Especially the one he loved most of all, Suzanne Smith Ward, his wife of 28 years. Among the many activities they enjoyed together, spending time on their boat with family and friends was what Frank loved most of all. He delighted in visits from family and friends on the weekends, and Frank welcomed all; there was no invitation necessary. Frank knew the Chesapeake Bay like the back of his hand. He loved fishing, eating crabs, grilling, and sometimes just chilling with a good cigar and a cold beverage while he shared stories from the past that kept everyone laughing and entertained.
Frank naturally attracted people to him because of his servant's heart. Frank had a gift of making all feel welcome and comfortable. He knew what you needed before you did. Whether it was food, drink, or help to carry something, he was always the first to offer his time and energy or his vast knowledge to anyone who may need it. Having worked for CFM Management since 2006, all will tell you he had more energy than most men half his age. He was a young man in an older man's body. All who knew and loved him would say he wanted to die young as late as possible.
Frank leaves behind his wife Suzanne, his dog Annie, his son Danny, his granddaughter Danielle McAdoo, grandchildren Mikey and Charly, a sister Jeanette Bryant, a brother Charlie Chick, many other close family members, and countless friends that had the pleasure of knowing him. He was preceded in death by a brother Larry Payne.
There will be a celebration of his life on Friday, May 28, 2021. This will be an open house starting at 1:00 pm at his home at 6433 Randle Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD.