16 Sep 1922 - 18 Jul 2002 — Summit, NY
Samuel Ward Lape, was born September 16, 1922, in Lutheranville, Schoharie, NY. He lived in the Lape Homestead, Lutheranville, NY, with his ancestors until 1932, when he and his family moved to their present home on Lape Road, Summit, NY. He helped his father on the family farm as he attended school at the Lutheranville Schoolhouse, 1929-1932; Oliver School, 1932-1935; and Richmondville Central School, 1939-1940, graduating as class President and Valedictorian in 1940.
Ward Lape married Margaret Theresa Kearney, daughter of Thomas Kearney and Jeanette Christ, on June 24, 1945, and they had six children. They lived at the Lape Homestead, Lutheranville, NY, until 1952. Ward farmed in Summit until 1967, after which time the farm became inactive and he went to work for SUNY Cobleskill until his retirement in 1985.
Ward and Peggy Lape lived in Summit, Schoharie County, NY, until Ward died on July 18, 2002. They have been blessed six children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.