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“Frank Elwood Ware, 81, of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
He was born January 8, 1928, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of the late Walter N. Ware and Sally Ann Ruffner Ware. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Elliott Ware; and his second wife, Emily Davis Ware.
He attended Miller School in Crozet, Virginia, and is an Army veteran. Frank was well known and respected in the community as a Plasterer and Sheetrock Contractor. Early on he developed a passion for flying and spent many hours at the airport and in the air flying with his friends. As his health declined and he could no longer enjoy his love of flying his passion turned to playing poker. He was frequently seen at the Senior Center, Elks Lodge and the VFW Post enjoying this pastime as recently as two weeks ago.
Frank Elwood is survived by his son, Jeffrey N. Ware and his wife, Patricia Burke, of Troy, Virginia; a sister, Nancy Ware Oliver of Chester, Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews; a special friend, Monte Blair of Danville, Virginia; and many longtime friends.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the many dedicated healthcare professionals who so patiently cared for Frank during his illness, the nursing and physician staff at the University of Virginia Medical Center while he was a patient on 4E, 4C, CCU, 3C, 8W Palliative Care and the Family Medicine Clinic; the staff at Colonnades and Heritage Hall and the staff at Rosewood Manor where he was most recently residing.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home.
A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville, Virginia, with Chaplain Melvin Janzen officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens.
To pay condolences to the family you may sign the guest book at www.hillandwood.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local food bank, local animal and rescue agencies and Hospice of the Piedmont.”
Source: Charlottesville Daily Progress 5/14/2009
FDP Record added: May 14, 2009