Robert Alan Ward, formerly of Westborough MA, died unexpectedly on April 13. He was 48. He is survived by his wife Amrita (Datta) Ward and their 6-year-old daughter Gia; parents Charles and Nancy (Cabral) Ward of Westborough MA; siblings Glen Ward of Windsor CT, Betsy Ward of Millbury MA, and William Ward of Framingham MA; niece Ashley (Ward) Katz of Equinunk PA; nephew Alex Ward of Westborough MA.
Robert was born June 15, 1969 in Manchester CT, attended Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and received a Bachelor Degree in Music Composition from Boston University in 1989. Robert married his loving wife Amrita on June 9, 2007 at Ardverikie House in the Scottish Highlands.
He was a self-taught, 3D computer animator / character modeler, working 25 years in the industry on many high-profile projects such as Avatar (CG artist at Prime Focus in Los Angeles CA), Jurassic World, and Star Wars (visual effects artist at ILM in San Francisco CA).
He enjoyed reading novels and biking with his family. He was a talented and accomplished visual artist, musical composer, and storyteller. Robert was devoted to his family, and loved teaching and playing with his daughter every day.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 3-6pm, Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St, Westborough MA. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate Robert's life.