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Mr. Auguster Ward, Sr.

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“To the Ward Family, Gus should be known as Mr. Smooth; performed his police duties smoothly and professionally. I thank him for his service to our...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Eladio Gonzalez - Waterbury, CT

“Aunt Erma, I just learned of Gussie's passing today....and I am stunned. I just saw him and spoke with him at Mrs. Riddicks service and all was well...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Martin Hayre - Torrington, CT

“To Gus's family and friends, he will be dearly missed. I am in shock because this man showed up to my mom's memorial not even 3 years ago and I didn...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Sheayla Ann Magnesi - Farmington, CT

“I was deeply sorry to hear of Gus passing away. I have so many fond memories of Gus when we were on the Waterbury Police force. There are many...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Glenn Ifill - Jacksonville, FL

“We the Graves family are sorry for your loss,may God comfort you and give you peace. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Shirley Graves - Summerville, SC

“First met Gus in 1966 at Ft Carson , Colorado. Found out we were both from Wtby. Loved his laugh and had some good times. 5-6 years later , as I...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Ralph Russo - Englewood, FL

“Courtney, Your Daughter, Peanut and The Rest of The Family, Sending Heartfelt Condolences To All Of You. May Gus Rest Easy... ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Teresa Gomes - Waterbury, CT

“To The Family, please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Beloved Gus. He was a very Special Man and I considered him to be a very Good...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Irma Mendes - Houston, TX

“To Larry and Family members Gussie was a very nice person so sorry to hear of your lost may God bless the family ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Dorothy Lawson Damon - Edgewood, MD

“My condolences to his family and friends you will be missed RIP Gus ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Luz Vega - Waterbury, CT


Mr. Auguster "Gus" Ward Sr., 71, of Waterbury, passed away on January 7, 2017 unexpectedly at his home.

Mr. Ward was born Octobefr 29, 1945 in Waterbury a son to the late James T. Ward, Sr. and Mable (Butler) Ward-Simmons.

Auguster was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he was a graduate of Crosby High School. Soon after graduating he joined the United States Army where he served during the Vietnam War and the Army Reserve as a Drill Sargent for 25 years. He was a retired Police Officer for Waterbury Police Department after many years of service. "Gus" as he was known was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church where he served on the Usher Board. He was also the owner and operator of his own "Top Notch" private security business. He helped with the needs, struggles, food, clothing and jobs through his security company.
Gus had a loving spirit, a spirit that always stretched out and he always had the desire to love and to take care of others. He spent a good portion of his time applying money to record movies, where he formed an early admiration for archiving classic movies. He loved to play pool, basketball, bowling, and softball. He also was a founding member of the N.S.U. (North Square University) which was a basketball league in Waterbury's North End.
He had a very infectious laugh that made you laugh right along with him. He was a role model to many in the community. When time permitted he often mentored to young men in the community on how to present themselves for success. He stressed the fact that they should wear their pants properly and not let the pants wear them. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him
He leaves to mourn his memory dearest friend, ex-wife Erma Ward-Hunter; three children; Auguster Ward II of Waterbury, Belinda (Lazon) Allen of North Bethesda, MD and Courtney Hunter of Waterbury, two brothers: Rev. Larry (Winifred) Ward of Waterbury, Elder Jerry (Sandra Jean) Simmons of Saluda, SC., two sisters: Delores (Madison) Williams of Saluda, SC and Mary (Rudolph) Suber of Saluda, SC, three aunts; Ann Butler, Olamae Butler, and Alberta Gallman, six grandsons, one granddaughter, five great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends who all loved him dearly. He is predeceased by one brother James T. Ward,
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