Carlos A. Ward, Sr. Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Carlos Ward Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Carlos Ward.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
We’re Here for You…In Memoriam and to Honor the Life of Carlos A. Ward, Sr., Assistant Director, Suffolk Public Works (January 23, 1970 – September 10, 2020)
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we advise of the passing of Carlos A. Ward, Sr. Carlos served the City of Suffolk Department of Public Works in roles from the man on the street…literally…to management.
In 1989, Carlos started with Public Works as a Sanitation Worker on the back of a trash truck. He earned a commercial driver’s license and was promoted to Sanitation Equipment Operator. As an Operator, Carlos operated everything he could get his hands on. He never shied away from large tasks or assuming a leadership role. Carlos’ efforts were noticed, and he was promoted to Sanitation Superintendent, where he took responsibility for Citywide trash services, bulk pick up, and sweeper operations.
Carlos readily took on his role as Sanitation Superintendent, and often found himself working outside his normal duties to help with facilities management and cemetery services, along with other Public Works operations. He was promoted again to General Services Manager in recognition of his abilities and leadership.
Through a series of transitions in Public Works, Carlos found himself in position to assume the role of General Manager for Operations. This promotion consolidated Roadway Operations and Refuse Operations. Carlos was influential in creating an atmosphere of teamwork and solidarity from top to bottom. He ensured that Public Works continued to perform daily operations, along with setting new standards for emergency preparedness.
Promoted to Assistant Director of Public Works in 2019, Carlos continued to shine. He was a voice for the citizens, a voice for his coworkers, and a voice for City Management across all strata and through every Department. Carlos proudly represented the City of Suffolk on Regional Boards and provided input and consultation on personnel, equipment, materials, and budgeting issues. Carlos interacted with City Management and City Council to help ensure that Public Works’ Operations’ policies aligned with the goals and missions of City leadership.
Although Carlos is no longer with us, his lasting impression will be with us for years to come. He made a demanding job look easy. He could coordinate efforts across the entire organization to achieve the best results – always with a reassuring calm and a welcoming smile. Carlos was a leader, a mentor, and supporting shoulder. He was an upstanding member of not just his professional community, but the City of Suffolk community. He was well known and widely adored.
For 31 years, Carlos was Here for Us. When he said, “We Got This”, he meant it. And he will be missed.
Public Works will continue to pursue excellence in memory of – and out of respect for – Carlos.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.