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Obituaries

June 11, 2013

Myrtle Hahn Ward

WESTMONT — WARD – Myrtle Hahn, 85, Westmont, passed away June 9, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born Oct. 8, 1927, in Pittsburgh, daughter of Aiden Emmet  and Constance (Griffin) Hatton. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Hahn, who died in 1967; husband, Maurice A. Ward, who died in 2002; sisters, Constance Blair and Aidana Hatton, Sister of Mercy; and granddaughter, Sally Plummer. Survived by children, Aidana Hahn Mazzocco; Gretchen Hahn Plummer; John Hahn; Mary Beth Hahn; Thomas Plummer; and Carol Hahn; children of Maurice A. and Barbara Ward, Jane Austin, Rebecca Risbon, Michelle Baltzley and Maurice Ward; sister, Marianne Lane; brother, Aiden Hatton Jr.; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews who knew her for the special person that she truly was. Mrs. Ward had a deep faith and led by example. As director of religious education at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, she inspired her students to place God at the center of their lives. Her warm spirit and joy of life will always be cherished by those who love her. Family and friends will meet for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, the Very Rev. Mark S. Begly, celebrant. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., is providing funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.

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