Marvin Ford, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away Nov. 15. He was born Dec 22, 1926, to Imus & Kathryn. The youngest of 6, his brothers preceded him in death – Byron (Mary), George (Helen), Bruce (Margaret), Eugene & Wilbur (June).
All of Dad’s brothers served in WWII. Radio & newspaper were vitally important to Dad until his brothers came home! Dad then served in the Korean War.
Dad worked in the grocery business for 40 yrs., enjoying lasting friendships & sales-earned vacations. Taking Mom on a surprise trip was special.
Dad was always there for his kid’s and grandkid’s functions: football/baseball games, choir concerts, marching band competitions, school musicals. This was a true joy for Mom & Dad.
Dad’s great love of music was ever-present in his life: the classical music station on the car radio, tickling the ivories & singing barbershop with his brothers. A family reunion was not complete until the brothers sang. As the quartet dwindled, our tears increased, thinking of the missing voice, and then voices. Now they are all together harmonizing in heaven!
Dad leaves behind his devoted wife, Rose of 68 yrs., his 3 loving children – Paul (Anne), Beth (Scott) & Robin, his loving grandchildren – Nathan, Sarah (Noah), Renee, Zachary, Steven, Adam, Brad, & Jenna, his great-grandchildren – Alex & Aurora.
To know Dad was to know a humble, friendly, warm person. He loved his family dearly. He has missed his brothers & parents, so being together will be joyous. His love of keeping a beautiful lawn &, yes, one more flower bed!, will always be remembered. His laughter was easy, his family devotion obvious. Taking care of Mom was priority. Dad loved deeply, & was well-loved. He is forever with us.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Western Reserve for their devotion to Dad.
Funeral service will be conducted 10:30am Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Trinity United Church of Christ, 743 High St. Wadsworth, Ohio. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.