October 30, 2020

Death of David Boyd Ward Jr. Announced; Brother of Hunter Ward Sr., Penny Smyth, Both of Lyme

ESSEX — David Boyd Ward Jr. of Essex, passed away at his home on Friday, September 4, 2020, the day after his 73rd birthday. David was born in Middletown, CT, on September 3, 1947, and was raised in Little Silver, NJ, through age 9, settling in Westbrook, CT, shortly after his father died in 1956 …

… A dedicated student of Impressionism, stirred especially by the work of the artists from the Old Lyme art colony, David began his journey en plein air oil painting, later working with the Lyme Art Association curating and hanging shows …

… He is survived by his son Justin Brant Ward and two grandsons, Race and Marston Ward of Alameda, CA; his brother Hunter Ward Sr. and his wife Cheryl Weaver Ward of Lyme; sister J. Penelope Ward Smyth and her husband Paul J. Smyth of Lyme; and brother Richard H. Lee Jr. and his wife Heidi Booth Lee of Deep River. David is also survived by his niece Kim Ward of Cornelius, NC; and nephews Hunter Ward Jr. (Christina) of Old Lyme; Austin Ward Dienst (Meghan) of Seattle; Richard Newton Lee (Samantha) of Dudley, MA; Seth Joseph Lee (Kimberlee) of Lyme; …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published Oct. 11 in the Hartford Courant.

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