Cassidy E. Ward

July 08, 1977 ‒ July 04, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Cassidy E. Ward, 37, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly late Saturday afternoon July 4, 2015 in the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 8, 1977 in Delaware to John and Carol Ward of Delaware and later graduated from Delaware Hayes High School in 1996.

Cassidy worked in child care with the SACC program through the Delaware City Schools and with his mother at home with C&C Day Care.

Cassidy lived a quiet life, but enjoyed playing video games and watching big time wrestling, especially WWE. He also enjoyed fishing, playing bingo and shooting pool. He was a fanatic of Pittsburgh sports and loved cheering on his Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.

In addition to his parents, he is also survived by two brothers, John of Delaware and Andy (Brenda) of Lancaster; three nieces Madison, Mackenzie and Meagan Ward and one nephew Drew Ward; aunts Lois Barbro and Alice Stewart of Delaware, Donna (Jim) Brawley of Arizona and Martha (Kevin) Irwin of Mt. Gilead; uncle David (Pam) Bates of Reynoldsburg; numerous cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Fuzz and Pauline Ward and maternal grandparents Donald and Gladys Bates.

The family will receive friends on Thursday July 9, 2015 from 4 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Casual dress is requested.

Contributions in Cassidy’s memory may be made to the Delaware Speech and Hearing Center.

Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting

  • John , Carol , John and Andy ;
    Words cannot describe the sorrow I feel for your loss.
    I hadn’t seen Cassidy in years and was so glad I got to see him during the Arts Festival .
    May your many happy memories remain with you forever.
    My deepest condolences and sympathies are with you all .

  • John and Carol, I am so sorry to hear this! I feel like I just saw you guys last week at Payne’s Pizza! You all are in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.

  • I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I always enjoyed talking to him about football. He was very passionate about his steelers. And he’d mess with me about my team the panthers. I’ll miss talking to him.

  • John & Carol and family, I am so sorry for your loss! It seems like we were just at Conger and Cass was stopping to say hi before lunch started! He will be missed! Love & prayers! Deb

  • I was so shocked when I heard the news of Cassidy’s passing. As I drove past the house about 2 weeks ago, I wondered how he was doing. My heart goes out to the family. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time and the months to come. Let your memories of Cassidy be a comfort to you. Hugs to all!

  • John and Carol so sorry to hear this. I remember him helping his Mom at Conger Sacc. He was a sweetheart . You are in my prayers !!!

  • Wish I had the words to ease your pain. May you find peace & comfort in your fond memories of Cassidy. His smile will forever stay with me.

  • John and Carol,
    I hated to hear your sad news but I am so thankful that I had a chance to speak with cass at lunch a couple of weeks ago. You were very devoted parents and I know he was so thankful that you were always there for him. He is at peace and in good hands. Love you guys.
    Kim ballinger

  • Always had a good time balling with him in sacc and he loved showing us the lion tamier from wreslting me corey and craig good times and good memorys sorry for your loss

  • So sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts. Cassidy was a great guy and part of the East side crew. He will be missed.

  • John and Carol, We were so shocked to hear of your loss. He was such a nice person and we knew you were so proud of him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. You’re all in my thoughts, I’m sending you my love to get through this difficult time.

  • John,Carol and family, I am so very sorry for Your loss! God please watch over these wonderful people in their time of Jesus I pray Amen.

  • John,Carol and family, I am so very sorry for Your loss! God please be with this family during this time of grief. i in Jesus name Amen.

  • I am saddened to hear of your loss, John and Carol. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • John and Carol,
    I’m so sorry to hear about my dear friend Mr. Cass. We had great times at Schultz an it was wonderful to see him at Bingo. Many hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  • John and Carol,

    I am so sorry to hear you have lost a wonderful son. Although I didn’t know him I know he was wonderful because he had the two of you as parents. May the happiest memories of him fill your hearts and souls and pull you through the tough times. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold your son in his hands and show him the peace of heaven.

  • John, Carol, and family,
    It is very hard to loose a child and seems very unfair, but we have to believe God has a special plan for Cassidy in his kingdom…..Try to remember all the good times and know he is is good hands and will never suffer at anything anymore. My heart goes out to you and know I am thinking of you at this difficult time in your lives. He will always be with you …….Prayers for you !!! Bev

  • I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers and thoughts are with you all. I have many wonderful memories of Cass from SACC and my years in Delaware. May God bless and comfort you.

  • sorry to hear the news. Cassidy will be missed by all. Love you uncle John an aunt Carroll

  • Carol and John,
    I was so sorry to hear about Cass. I loved the time he worked with me at Schultz. He loved talking to me about wrestling and always had a smile and a wave when I saw him. Bill and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sending our deepest condolences to the family. We have been through what your family is going through now. Our daughter Paula graduated in 1996 also. She passed away on January 10th 2001. She was 23.there is NOTHING COMPARED TO THE LOSS OF A CHILD.!!!!!! It has been 14 years and it seems like yesterday,but she is no longer in the wheelchair and no longer in pain.MAY GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY.KEEP ON KEEPING ON.AS OUR PAULA WOULD WANT US TO.AND CASSIDY WOULD WANT THE FAMILY TO DO THE SAME.GOD BLESS .MARY N PETE FOWLER

  • I am very sorry for your loss. My family and I have you in our prayers and thoughts.
    Diane, Dan, Lindsey and Mitch Lucas

  • Carol, John and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss of your loved one. Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Keep the love alive with his memories.
    Linda MacNaughton

  • I’m very sorry to learn the passing of Cassidy. We went to middle and highschool together and was liked by so many. He was quite the funny kid. Prayers to the family!

  • Cassidy was a sweet funny guy! I Have many great memories with him at JVS. Sorry for your loss. I pray God comforts all of you in this difficult time!

  • Carol and John I am so sorry to here about Cass He was a great guy.GO STEELERS!!! Ive missed seeing you at Bob Evans

  • John,Carol &Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss.He was a special guy that everyone liked!.Our Thoughts &Prayers are with all of you.May he Rest In Peace. Chuck & Cindy

  • John & Carol-
    We are so sorry for your loss. Allison has so many fond memories of Cass. We will be keeping you in our prayers.
    Jason & Becky Sanson and family

  • John and Carol-
    I am so sorry for your loss! I went to school with Cassidy. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

  • uncle Jim loved fishing with you at Mrs Bellamy pond. Telling fish stories. An casting out in your spot while you were baiting your hook. Then Cassidy would yell get out of my spot.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss! It was always fun to see him at Conger and he will be truly missed. I can’t be there on Thursday, but will be with you in spirit. I will hold your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember talking to you at school about Cass right before you retired, and you shared some of your concerns for his future. I hope that God grants you and your wife peace, knowing that you gave him a quality life with quality love and care. You are all in our prayers.

  • I can not tell you all how sorry I am to hear this sad news. My heart can not put to paper what it feels, I am so very very sorry for your loss,
    Monika and Family

  • Carol, John, and family. I am so very, very sorry for Cassidy’s passing. I just found out and I cannot believe he is gone. I always liked how he would smile and say hi. He will be missed.

  • We are so sad for your loss! What a wonderful young man! We can’t even imagine how you must be feeling and you have our deepest sympathy.

  • John, Carol, John, and Andy,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during this difficult time.

  • John and Carol,
    We at Physiotherapy send our deepest condolences. What a special guy Cass was. We will miss him so very much. He always brought light to our office. His outrageous Halloween outfit and Pittsburgh wig, his off the wall comments calculated to make us laugh from the gut…these are the memories we will always have. He not only delighted us but also all within earshot. His life touched so many, never forget that. We will always think of him with great fondness.

    Marsha, Sean, Jacqui and John