WARD – Thomas T., Jr., 65, a resident of Laurel House, Ebensburg Center, passed away peacefully August 30th, 2023 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born October 10, 1957 in Pensacola, Florida, son of Thomas T. Ward Sr. and Jane (Grimes) Ward. He is preceded in death by his father. Survived by his mother and sisters: Terrie Schleiter and Linda St. Maria. Tom had been a resident of the Center for 60 years. He enjoyed Holiday festivities, watching scenery when he traveled, outings and picnics at the area parks and generally “people watching” anywhere he went. He also enjoyed spending his allowances on flowers and cards for his mother. Tom will be missed by his family, friends at Laurel House, and staff members that he considered extended family. “The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.” – William Hazlitt. Arrangements are in the care of the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Ebensburg.