Joseph J. Ward III, age 66, of Lake Barrington, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at his home. He was born January 19, 1951 in Elgin to Joseph and Agnes (Krecioch) Ward.
Employed by Harper College in the Library since 1986, Joseph proudly received his 30-year service award recently from the college. He enjoyed taking advantage of the educational opportunities the college offered by taking many course offerings throughout the years. Joseph will be remembered as a humorist, poet, artist, and violinist. Always the optimist, he brought many people joy.
Survivors include his sisters and brothers, Cheryl (Steven) Gilliland, Ralph Martin Ward, Terri (Robin) Williams, and Douglas A. Ward; a niece and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will resume from 9 to 10 am Wednesday, June 28 at The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in River Valley Memorial Gardens in West Dundee.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an online condolence message for his family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050