Ronald J. Ford, Sr., 79, of Cooper St., Oriskany Falls, NY, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Heritage Health Care Center, Utica.
He was born February 9, 1933 in Oriskany Falls, a son of Joseph and Muriel Northrop Ford and attended local schools. On May 18, 1956, Ronald married Mary J. Spencer in Waterville. He was a farmer his entire life and worked on local farms including Clinton Paddock, New Woodstock, Steve Zombek, Deansboro, Ed Erdige, Oneida, and Bill Edwards, Deansboro until his retirement. Ron’s favorite hobbies were tractor pulls and playing cards.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; his children, Ronald, Jr. and Kathy Ford of Whitesboro; Marjorie Ford and Dale Griffith of Washington Mills; Ernie Ford of Waterville; his sisters, Anna Ford of ND and Joyce Ford of Rome; brother, Bradley Ford of Clinton; his grandchildren, Shari and Peter Kravc of Clayville; Joe Ford of Whitesboro and Nicholas Ford of Waterville; four great-grandchildren, Joe, Tamra, Layden and Zachary; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A brother, Albert, predeceased him.
Memorial services will be held at 7pm Monday, July 2, 2012 from the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville.
Interment will be at the convenience of his family.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Oriskany Falls Volunteer Ambulance Corp.