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Nancy A. Ward

July 8, 1937 — January 27, 2023

Nancy A. Ward (née Zelinsky), age 85,  a resident of Riddle Village, Media, PA and formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2023, surrounded by her family.

Born in Freeland, PA, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Verdella (née Kester) Zelinsky. 

Nancy grew up in Upper Darby and was a graduate of Upper Darby High School, Class of 1955.  She was employed for many years as a medical secretary at Bryn Mawr Hospital with Dr. Douglas Wilkerson’s practice.

Nancy enjoyed square dancing, playing pinochle, creating arts and crafts, making ceramics, as well as crocheting and reading.  Her number one love was her precious family and time spent with them.

Nancy was the beloved wife of the late William J. Ward, the loving mother of Wendy L. Jershky (Wayne) and Douglas W. Ward (Kim).  She was the caring grandmother of Kelsey Gaffney (Mike), Melissa Ward, Wyatt Jershky (Olivia), and Katie Bellace (Justin).  Nancy was the youngest of 4 siblings.  She is predeceased by her brother, Nicholas Zelinsky, and her sisters, Delva Simmett, and Dolores Weaver.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation, Friday, February 3, 2023, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 3300 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA  19073, 610-353-6300, followed by her Funeral Service at 11:00 AM.  Interment Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Broomall, PA.

 

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Visitation

Friday, February 3, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Donohue Funeral Home - Newtown Square

3300 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Donohue Funeral Home - Newtown Square

3300 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

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Interment

Friday, February 3, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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