O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Katherine P. Ward

Katherine P. Ward, 84, of Christian Hollow, Great Valley, New York died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Absolut at Salamanca, Salamanca, New York.

Born April 11, 1930 in Salamanca, New York, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Sr and Hanna Whalen Ward.

She had been employed as a dietician with the Salamanca Nursing Home for 10 years, prior to her retirement.

She was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Church, the Catholic Daughters of America #363, and a charter member of the Great Valley Fireman’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers.

Surviving are: a sister, Anna E. Graczyk, Great Valley, NY; a sister-in-law, Patricia Ward, Salamanca, NY; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers, John P. Ward, Thomas L. Ward, William J. Ward, and James M. Ward.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 5 – 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Our Lady of Peace Parish on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.