Mr. Ware was born in Glassboro and lived in Mantua for 42 years. He retired as a lab technician in 1980 from Owens-Illinois of Glassboro, and since 1981 he worked for Drissel’s Hardware in Pitman.
He was a former supervisor for Onized Federal Credit Union in Glassboro, former president of Clearview Regional High School Board of Education and a member of the Friendship Class of the Mantua United Methodist Church. During World War II, he served in the Pacific theater with the Army’s 78th Airdrome Squadron.
Survivors: his wife, Helen Ristine Ware; a son, C. Lee of Philadelphia; a daughter, Barbara W. Makaro of Glassboro; four grandsons; his mother, Laura L. Ware, and a sister, Carol E. Homiller, both of Ball Ground, Ga.
Services: viewing, 7 to 9 p.m. today, Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main St., Mantua; funeral, 10 a.m. tomorrow at the funeral home; burial, Cedar Green Cemetery, Clayton.