John Ward, past national president (1987 - 1988) of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) passed away Oct. 18. after a battle with cancer. He was 83 years old.

Ward is survived by his wife of 57 years, four children, and four grandchildren.

For memorials, Mrs. Ward has asked that donations be made in John Ward's name to a need-based scholarship fund that Ward initiated while serving as scholarship chair of the PHCC Educational Foundation. For further information, call PHCC at 800/533-7694.