CLEVELAND, Ohio — Herman Lee Ware Jr., 76, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, in his home.
Born March 25, 1932, in Milton, he was a son of the late Herman L. Sr. and Wilba (Tate) Ware.
He and his wife, Yvonne Ware of East Cleveland, Ohio, were married for 18 years.
Mr. Ware graduated from Milton High School in 1950. While in school, he participated in football, baseball and varsity basketball.
Over the years, Mr. Ware has returned to Milton for numerous reunions, including the class’ 50th in 2000.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as a corporal in the Korean War and was honorably discharge in 1953.
After his service, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Ware worked for more than 20 years at Caterpillar, Peoria, Ohio, beginning his employment as a welder and retiring in 1988 as a time study manager.
He had many interests, especially in animals and mechanics; he also enjoyed talking with people and fishing.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Michael L. Ware of Detroit, Mich., Ronald A. Ware of Atlanta, Ga., and Randall A. Ware of Euclid, Ohio; and one daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Marc-Arthur Fervil Sr. of Naperville, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Michele Ware, Tiffany Frazier and Marc-Arthur Fervil Jr.; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Katherine Campbell-Vass of Cleveland; and one brother, Robert Ware of Gainesville City, Fla.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Victoria Parton and Elinore Stuckey.
Visitors may call at 9 a.m. Saturday at Cummings and Davis Funeral Home, 13201 Euclid Ave., East Cleveland, Ohio.
The funeral will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.
Source: Standard Journal, on-line