October 12, 2005
Bob Ward Cos., an Edgewood-based homebuilder, is facing a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee who was fired from the company last year. The EEOC alleges in a news release issued yesterday that the man, the only black construction superintendent with the company at the time, was subjected to different terms and conditions of employment, faced racially derogatory language and jokes from subcontractors, and was fired because of his race.
February 19, 2003
R. Walter Ward, a Harford County real estate developer, died Sunday of cardiac arrest at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. The Abingdon resident was 78. He was the co-owner of a Harford County real estate firm, Ward and Bosely, which he founded more than 30 years ago with Melvin G. Bosely. Born in Boone, N.C., Mr. Ward was raised in Bel Air and was a 1943 graduate of Bel Air High School. Trained as a professional auctioneer at a school in Lafayette, Ind., he sold cars at an auto and truck auction in Mannheim, Pa., one day a week through the 1970s.
February 19, 2003
On February 16, 2003, R. WALTER WARD of Abingdon, MD. Beloved husband of Beatrice "Betty" L. Ward (nee Lauterbach), devoted father of Bob Ward and Jennifer Ward Reynolds. Loving brother of Fred Y. Ward, Mary Helen Cooper and the late Howard Ward, Frank Ward, Edward Ward, John Ward, and Jessie Morrison. Also survived by three grandchildren Jennifer Lynn Ward, Laura Ann Ward, and Robert Andrew Ward. Loving step-son of the late Gertrude Ward. A Service will be held at the family owned McComas Funeral Home, P.A., Abingdon, MD., on Friday, February 21, at 11 A.M. Interment will be in Cokesbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Abingdon, MD. Friends may call at the funeral home in Abingdon on Thursday from 5-7 P.M. and Friday from 10-11 A.M. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Harford Community College Scholarship Fund, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD. 21015 in memory of Walter Ward.
January 6, 2002
Walnut Point Bob Ward Homes has a model open and 50 home sites available at Walnut Point, a community of single-family homes in Baltimore County. The Essex community offers water privileges that include a boat-launch ramp, boat storage and a 90-foot crabbing and fishing pier. Walnut Point has public water and sewer systems and gas heat on home sites of one-quarter to one-third of an acre. Bob Ward offers nine floor plans at the community of two-story colonials, contemporaries and ranchers.
December 16, 2001
Michael DeStefano, president of Annapolis-based Sturbridge Homes, was installed as president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland for 2002 last week. DeStefano, 35, said the association will continue focusing on an issue on which it has been working the past year under the outgoing president, T. Kevin Carney. "Our biggest long-term issue is to make sure that the counties and municipalities plan for the proper amount of growth that we're going to need," DeStefano said. "We want to make sure there's enough land planned for the growth that's coming."