Robert Arch Ward

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Robert Ward, age 63, of Annandale, Virginia, passed away on January 10, 2023, after a brief battle with heart disease. Robert was born on October 17, 1959, to Joe and Carlotta Ward in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from Bishop O'Connell High School in 1978, Robert went on to study Zoology at George Washington University and Electrical Engineering at Ohio State University. After graduation, Robert worked a variety of contracting jobs leading to a lengthy career in computer programming and related fields. Robert was predeceased by his father and mother and is survived by his brothers James (Kim), Bill (Melissa) and John (Mildred). Robert is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. A viewing will be held on Sunday, January 15 from 2-5 pm at Money and King funeral home in Vienna, Virginia. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, January 16 at 10 am at St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia (with interment to follow the service).

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  1. Rob,
    Our dear friend, gone far too soon, I remember the many good times we had together and your devotion to promoting one of my favorite books: The Pulpit Orator. You used to say I was the first person you spoke with when you came to St. Athanasius many years ago. I recall our last conversation the morning of January 2, 2023 when we talked for more than 15 minutes about A-fib, one of my favorite topics. You were so gracious in praying and offering Masses for the Poor Souls and our Priests, living and deceased and for your dedication to the HNS. We are praying for you and your family and we ask that you pray for us. God bless. Mark, Ivone, Elizabeth

  2. A humble man, Rob served others abundantly with prayers, thoughts, words and deeds. A virtuous man, quietly Rob demonstrated Holy obedience, love of Our Lady and devotion to Christ’s Church. A dignified and charming man, Rob enlightened many with his strong passion for Catholic Apologetics. In his personal imitation of Christ, Rob positively touched many. He will be missed in this valley of tears.

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