Joseph W. Bard Sr.

Joseph W. Bard Sr.,87,of Enumclaw, died March 24,2009.He was born in Fulton,Ky., to Cleveland and Lizzie Bard,on May 1, 1921.Joe moved to New London,Conn.,in 1941 to work on the first atomic powered submarines at the Electric Boat Company, a division of General Dynamics. While there he met the love of his life Beatrice Beckwith. He served in the U.S. Army during World War Two at Camp Gordon Johnson in Florida.He and Beatrice were married there in 1944.He returned to the Electric Boat Company after the war.In 1957 he was recruited and moved to Renton to work for the Boeing Company in the pilotless aircraft division.He left Boeing and worked for the Issaquah School District for 16 years. When he retired,he and Beatrice moved to Enumclaw.Joe is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beatrice, his two sons, Joseph Jr. of Maple Valley and George of Lake Cushman, three grandchildren, and two great grandsons.A memorial service will be held at at 11:30 a.m.,Saturday,April 4,at the Mt. Villa Estates Community Center. Pastor Fred Davis from Calvary Presbyterian Church in Enumclaw will officiate. Remembrances may be made to Franciscan Hospice or the Enumclaw Fire and Aid Car. Arrangements were by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. Please sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.


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