John Avery “Jack” Ford, 83, Florida Obituary

Jack Ford
Jack Ford

John Avery “Jack” Ford, 83, of North Shore Road, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2022, at the Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, New York, with his granddaughter, Joeli, by his side.

Jack was born on January 13, 1939, in the town of Diana, to the late Avery & Kathryn (Brayton) Ford. He married Rose Baird on May 7, 1994, in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Jack worked most of his adult life as a self-employed welder in New York and Florida; additionally, he was a Professional Massage Therapist in Florida. He could construct or repair anything and especially took pleasure in building log homes. He was fond of old country music and loved to play his guitar. Jack regularly enjoyed the company of friends, playing cards, and telling his best stories.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Ford of 27 years, Harrisville, NY; his children, Cathi (Sam) Verbeck, Harrisville; Christine Ford, Lenox, MA; Lynne (Carlos) Duran, Stuart, Florida; Carol (Jackie) Smith, Jasper, AL; and siblings, Harold (Sue) Ford, Neffs, PA; Robert “Bobby” Ford, Harrisville, NY; along with 13- grandchildren and 2-great-grandchildren.

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He is predeceased by a sister, Amy Lee Huff, formerly of West Carthage.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc. located at 500 State Street in Carthage, NY 13619. Per his wishes, he will be cremated. There will be no public services; burial will be held privately by his family. 

Online condolences in his memory can be made to the Lundy Funeral Home. Donations in his memory can be made to the International Myeloma Foundation.

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