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Sad Passing of Former Headmasters Richard T. Flood, Jr. and Rev. Edwin M. Ward
Kristina Miller
Former Headmaster Dick Flood

The Salisbury community is deeply saddened to bring you news of the passing of former Headmasters Richard T. Flood, Jr.and Rev. Edwin M. Ward. 

Floodo and his beloved wife, Sally, arrived on the Hilltop in the summer of 1988 and served brilliantly and faithfully until their retirement in June of 2003. Students revered the Floods, as did colleagues on the faculty and staff. The School’s Centennial Campaign, titled Forever Salisbury, was a crowning achievement for the Floods, raising $42M for endowment and helping fund the construction of The Centennial Library and Humanities Building, The Ruger Arts Center, and the Wachtmeister-Bates Math and Science Building.

The obituary can be found here: https://www.memorialfuneralhome.com/notices/Richard-Flood

A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, Nov. 30 at St. Mathew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salisbury School Annual Fund or the Richard T. Flood Jr. Scholarship at Noble and Greenough School. Additional information is available at www.memorialfuneralhome.com

Reverend Edwin Ward

Rev. Ed Ward was Salisbury School’s fourth Headmaster, succeeding George Langdon in the summer of 1965. With a steady hand and calm demeanor, he and his wife, Allein, led the School with courage, grace, and understanding through an era of cultural changes and tumult in the 1960s and 1970s. Ed was a true southern gentleman, guided by a strong moral and ethical compass, and both Ed and Allein were adored by the boys as well as faculty and staff colleagues.

Ed departed the Hilltop in the spring of 1982 to lead St. Stephen’s School in Alexandria, VA. Ed and Allein spent their retirement in Hilton Head, SC.

Rev. Ward's obituary. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Luke’s at 50 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.  Island Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.