Paul James Ward, 69, of Provincetown, died on Jan. 21, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis due to heart failure. He was the spouse of Titus Ulrich of Provincetown.
Born and raised in Cambridge, Paul discovered his love of cooking at an early age. He became manager of several campus dining halls at Harvard University. Paul retired and moved to Provincetown in 1996. He soon came out of retirement to work at the West End General Store, where he quickly made a football friendship with his boss, Kevin McCoy.
On May 1, 2012, he married his best cheerleader of 30 years, Titus Ulrich.
Paul’s most memorable attributes were his big smile and his shining personality. He never had a judging bone in his body — Paul respected everyone he met and was loved by those who met him, especially the staff of Angel Foods, his last place of employment. He lived by the mantra “Remember to love, have compassion, and gratitude. Fill your hearts with love so there is no room for fear.”
In addition to his spouse, Titus Ulrich, he is survived by his adopted family, Heather and Matt Blais and their daughters, Genevieve, Hannah, and Lillian of Middleboro. He also leaves many, many friends.
A celebration of Paul’s life is tentatively set for May 1 at the Governor Bradford Restaurant and Bar in Provincetown, at a time to be announced.
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