Cover photo for Ray Michael Ward's Obituary

Ray Michael Ward

Ray Michael Ward, 36, of Cleveland passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2022.

Beloved son of Lynn Murray (nee Sbrocco) and his step-father Richard Murray, and his father James Ward; loving brother of Bob Ward (wife Michelle) and Jimmy Ward (wife Carrie); dearest uncle of Mikaela, Mason and Adrienne Ward; cherished grandson of Dick and Mary Pat Murray, and the late Joseph and Marilyn Sbrocco, and Robert and Barbara Ward; dear nephew, cousin, and friend of many.

After graduating from Brush High School in 2004, Ray put his greatest traits forward. He was a gifted tradesman of all sorts: He was passionate about his plumbing craftmanship to flipping cars in the garage. Ray was known as a problem solver. He would often take on difficult and unwanted projects.  Ray had the ability to make something out of nothing.

Ray enjoyed several hobbies, which included boating and jet skiing. Ray was a favorite uncle to his nieces and nephew for his ability to be the silliest adult in the room.

We will remember Ray for the loving and charismatic person he was. He will always live in our hearts and memories as a bright light. He will be forever missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Ray to Beach House Recovery, 1198 Riverview Dr., Calabash, NC 28467. (

Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ray on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 1:00-4:30pm at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND, 12811 CHILLICOTHE RD. (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.).

Celebration of Life Service to immediately follow at 4:30pm at the funeral home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ray Michael Ward, please visit our flower store.


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