Raymond L. Ward. Sr.

Raymond L. Ward Sr.

Raymond L. Ward Sr., the owner and operator of Easy Machinery Corp. in Wellesley, Mass., died Feb. 3, 2013. He was 85.

Mr. Ward passed away or “went to that great sheet metal shop in the sky,” as he liked to say, at a Wingate Healthcare facility in Needham, Mass. The holder of two industry patents, he owned Easy Machinery from 1968 until his death.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, nine children, 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.