Westborough – Robert Alan Ward, formerly of Westborough, died unexpectedly Friday, April 13, 2018. 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; siblings Glen Ward of Windsor, Conn., Betsy Ward of Millbury, and William Ward of Framingham; niece Ashley (Ward) Katz of Equinunk, Pa.; and nephew Alex Ward of Westborough.
Robert was born June 15, 1969 in Manchester, Conn., 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, Calif.), Jurassic World, and Star Wars (visual effects artist at ILM in San Francisco, Calif.).
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 Saturday, April 28, from 3-6 p.m., at Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate Robert’s life.