James Ware Jr.

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 15, 2010

James G. Ware Jr., 70, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010. He was born in Suffolk and has been a Peninsula resident for 47 years.
Mr. Ware graduated from Suffolk High School in 1957 and from Virginia Tech in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering; he was a member of the Highty Tighty Regimental Band of the Corp of Cadets. He also graduated from George Washington University in 1968 with a master’s degree in personnel management. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in 2000 after 39 years as a contracts administrator.
He was a charter member of the York River Symphony Orchestra; a charter member of the York River Concert Band; a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Ware was preceded in death by his parents, James Gilmore and Faye Cross Ware; and a sister, Barbara Ware Powell. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sara McNeill Ware; a nephew Lawrence Neff Powell and his wife Tammie of Columbia, SC; and a great-niece Laura.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Pierce officiating. A reception will follow in the church social hall. Interment will be held at 3:30 pm in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, VA. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or to the York River Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 1044, Yorktown, VA 23692.

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