Ronald Ward Face Memorial ScholarshipRon was raised in Tewksbury in early years, then grew up In Melrose and graduated Melrose High School Class of 1976; where he played baseball throughout his school years.

His love for baseball began in Little League with his Dad and brothers and continued throughout his life always as a player, then coaching and umpiring as well.

He was a very hard worker even as a young kid in many restaurants, sub shops and later catering prospects at Malden Moose Lodge where he continued to be an active member for over 30 years but his lifetime career was WARD FACE AND SONS family business with his father and later became S&R FOODS (Smokey and Ron) with his nephew Kyle at his side every week. Their bonds through this business and working together sustained us all over 40 years of hard work and food provision throughout the Massachusetts area.

Ron enjoyed many aspects of life and living in Melrose; participated in Melrose Bowling League and Mt. Hood Golf Course, The Common, Conant Park (actually any baseball diamond in Melrose has his footwork in the dirt including Incarnation Church.) He spent many summers in New Hampshire at his family cottage boating and fishing with siblings and friends and later enjoyed his own ocean boat in Winthrop, MA with his Dad and family and Ron ALWAYS drove a nice car!

Ron shared his life and love with so many and took care of everybody always. Anything you needed, he was always there for you, and he loved the kids soooo much! Enjoyed his nieces and nephews and many close friendships in his daily travels. Always doing something for someone and talking to everyone from customers at 4am deliveries, his family, children, checking in on his mom in Florida daily (his bff) and getting his am ”Sweet Caroline tea” visit with nephew Nick who assisted with many aspects of the business as well, especially technical. He was often found sharing lots of love and treats for the kids, then onto banking, post office and finally heading home to schedule out the next round of calls and paperwork and orders for next delivery… 7 Days a week!

Ron Face never stopped LIVING AND LOVING for his family, never for himself!


Ronald Ward Face Memorial Scholarship

To be awarded to a senior on the MHS Baseball Team pursuing a college education.

Category: Sport, All

Specifics: Baseball

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