Douglas Harrington Ward


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Saratoga Springs, NY - Douglas Harrington Ward was born May 29, 1947, and passed away unexpectedly while hiking outdoors with his wife and family on Dec. 30, 2018.
A graduate of Brown University in 1969, Douglas received a J.D. from Albany Law School in 1973. He went on to become an Assistant Attorney General in New York, focusing on environmental law, and later founded the respected environmental legal practice, Young / Sommer LLC, in 1995.
Doug was an active member of the Saratoga community and served on several boards, including Saratoga PLAN and the Saratoga Rowing Association. His outdoor adventures and personal hobbies were as defining to him as his career. He was an avid hiker, rower, tandem biker and backcountry skier. He also built wooden boats and was a Tier I Stone Wall Builder.
Doug’s love for life and adventure will live on through his wife Cory; four daughters, Morgan, Taber, Hayley and Catherine; and five granddaughters, Layla, Cyra, Ella, Sloane and Macy. He is also survived by his brothers, Roger and David, and sisters, Hilary and Kim. He will be dearly missed by the many people he touched.
A celebration of Doug’s’ life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 1 p.m., at the Canfield Casino, 25 East Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Saratoga PLAN in the name of Douglas Harrington Ward.
Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518-584-5373).
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Published on January 3, 2019
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