John A. Ware, age 83 of Okemos, formerly of Detroit and Perry, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Hospice House of Mid-Michigan in Lansing. He was born in Detroit, MI on November 4, 1936, the son of Charlie & Johanna (Lowney) Ware. In 1966 he married Barbara Ann Schell in Detroit and together raised 2 sons, Michael & Steven. John was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the Teamsters, MHRA and AA. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Martha's Catholic Church at 1100 W. Grand River Rd., Okemos on Saturday January 25th at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Fr. Mike Murray will officiate. The family will receive friends at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home in Perry on Friday January 24th from 4-8 PM. Burial will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in East Lansing.