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Derron "D-Ward" Scott Ward, Sr., 3489 Saranac Driv., Sharpsville, passed away at 4:43 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Cancer Treatment Center of America, Philadelphia. He was 43.
D-Ward was born Nov. 2, 1973, in Sharon, a son of Dale and Conni (Coloutes) Ward.
He moved to Ohio as a child and graduated from Garfield High School, Akron. He was employed as a production coordinator for Commercial Metal Forming, Youngstown.
D-Ward attended Victory Christian Center, Coitsville, Ohio.
His first love was spending time with his family. He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and was a member of the Boogie Down Motorcycle Club.
D-Ward was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Surviving are: his wife, Brandy (Currie) Ward, whom he married March 14, 2015; his mother, Conni Shaeffer and her husband Michael Shaeffer, Sr., Akron; his father, Dale Ward and his wife Lauriethel, Hermitage; his children, Brandon Ward Sr., Bre'laun Ward, Derron S. Ward Jr., Destinee Ward, Daisha Ward, Dyllan Hopson, Brandon Hopson, Tai'Von Strickland, Tai'Don Strickland, Dorean Cain, Dey'Mar Cain, Dayondra Campbell and Dante Campbell; siblings, Autumne Shaeffer and Michelle Curry and her husband Rob, all Akron; Mariya Shaeffer, Atlanta; Michael Shaeffer, Jr., Columbus, Ohio; Tiffany Wilson, Pittsburgh; and Janeen Hall, Farrell; his paternal grandparents, Ulysses and Frances Ward, Masury; his maternal grandmother, Connie Coloutes, also Columbus; his mother-in-law, Sherry Kriebel and her husband Kenneth, Wheatland; and four grandchildren.
D-Ward was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Leonard Coloutes Sr.; and an uncle, Leonard Coloutes Jr.
D-Ward touched many lives and will be deeply missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Derron "D-Ward" Scott Ward, Sr., 43, of Sharpsville.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, July 7, 2017, in the Second Missionary Baptist Church, 1138 Spearman Ave., Farrell. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Funeral service: Noon Friday in the church.
Interment: Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on July 3, 2017
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