A quiet, articulate, and compassionate man, Ben Ward was a true intellectual whose pleasant smile and sincere manner always endeared him to those around him. I remember well, the time Ben invited the academic deans of Trinity College at Duke University to join him at the Shelter in downtown Durham to prepare and serve a meal to the residents. It was a memorable experience when deans Martina Bryant, Kay Singer, and I joined others to cut, chop, slide and serve a wonderful meal as supervised by Ben. He was an excellent cook who seemed to enjoy every minute of the two to three hours in the kitichen. It was a joy to work with this man who was an outstanding scholar, a talented musician and a man who respected all people. Rest in Peace, Benjamin F. Ward, Jr.
-Caroline L. Lattimore