Mourning the death of Timothy P. Ward, owner of McGirk's Irish Pub, distinguished citizen and devoted member of the Broome County Ce...

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Senate Resolution No. 746

BY: Senator AKSHAR

MOURNING the death of Timothy P. Ward, owner of
McGirk's Irish Pub, distinguished citizen and
devoted member of the Broome County Celtic Pipes and
Drum Band

WHEREAS, There are certain outstanding members of our community who,
through their selfless commitment and dedication, have served to better
the quality of life in our community and have had a measurable positive
impact on the lives of its residents; Timothy P. Ward was one such
individual; and

WHEREAS, It is with great sorrow and deep regret that this
Legislative Body records the passing of Timothy P. Ward, noting the
significance of his purposeful life and accomplishments; and

WHEREAS, The Southern Tier of New York is mourning the loss of
Timothy P. Ward of Vestal, New York, who died on Saturday, June 20,
2020; and

WHEREAS, This extraordinary man truly lived a life most people dream
of; never a day went by when laughter, kindness and joy didn't dominate
his life; he will be remembered for his love of family and his
dedication to his many friends; and

WHEREAS, Never one to be a spectator, Timothy P. Ward,
affectionately known as Tim, was a lifeforce for every event; from being
at the hospital when his grandchildren were born, to his first Yankee
game with his son-in-law and close friends where he was "Fan of the
Game" and featured twice on the Jumbotron; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, with age never really a factor for this
adventurous man, he was renowned in his family for crowd surfing during
a Collective Soul concert just as he was about to become a grandfather;

WHEREAS, At a young age, Timothy P. Ward and his family were
featured in the Press and Sun-Bulletin for the year-long camping trip
they took around the United States; upon returning from the voyage, he
met and wed the love of his life, the former Suzanne Spring; and

WHEREAS, Years later, the Ward family embarked on another family
bonding venture when they created The Pond where they held annual family
reunions with many generations; with no electricity or plumbing, only
nature, The Pond became a place where Timothy P. Ward, along with family
members and friends, shared countless bonfires, parties and memories;

WHEREAS, Timothy P. Ward sincerely made an impact on everyone he met
through his career paths at Sugarman's, Dick's, IBM, Southern Tier Wind
Sports, Celtic Communication, Portable Pubs and his favorite venture
ever, as owner of McGirk's Irish Pub; and

WHEREAS, More than just a job, McGirk's was truly a passion for
Timothy P. Ward; it was a place where he saw old friends and made
wonderful new ones; his love and support of live music was overwhelming
and will continue on, even in his death, with every note played there;

WHEREAS, A bagpiper for the Broome County Celtic Pipes and Drum Band
since 1990, Timothy P. Ward could be found many evenings at the bar with
his pipes in hand playing along with some of his favorite musicians; and

WHEREAS, Predeceased by his father, Richard P. Ward and his in-laws,
Dr. John F. Spring and Anne Gray Spring; Timothy P. Ward is survived by
his wife, Suzanne; two daughters, Kari and Megan; his son-in-law, Brian;
three granddaughters, Ania, Jadyn and Cailey; his mother, Phyllis; and
his siblings, Kathleen, Mike, David, Susan and Brian; as well as his
family at McGirk's and the Broome County Celtic Pipes and Drum Band; and

WHEREAS, Timothy P. Ward's infinite selflessness and benevolence
will shine on through his family's vivid and happy memories; his insight
and strength will forever serve as a beacon of love, light and hope to
the countless lives he touched; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Timothy P. Ward leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
who were privileged to have known and loved such an amazing man; he will
be deeply missed and truly merits the grateful tribute of this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Timothy P. Ward, and to express its deepest
condolences to his family; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Timothy P. Ward.


  • 05 / May / 2021
  • 11 / May / 2021
  • 11 / May / 2021

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