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Obituary - Robert J. (Bob) Ford, Jr.

Robert J. (Bob) Ford, Jr.

Date of Passing: July 4th, 2009

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Robert J. (Bob) Ford, Jr., 64, of Clinton, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2009, with his wife Betty at his side in the home that he built himself. He was born January 6, 1945, in Utica, the son of Robert, Sr. and Barbara Marsh Ford and was a graduate of Waterville Central School, class of 1963. In 1965, in Waterville, he married Betty Winslow, a loving union of 44 years. For many years, Bob owned and operated Ford Construction Company. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Clifford J. Fulmer Post #92 and the Deansboro-Waterville Lions Club. Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He had a passion for the outdoors, construction, traveling, playing cards, feeding the birds and spending time with his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Norm Cook of Waterville; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Patricia Ford of Clinton; his parents, Robert and Barbara Ford of Clinton; a brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Kathleen Ford of Clinton; four grandchildren, Natalie and Melissa Cook and David and Joshua Ford; three sisters-in-law, Kathy Winslow and Annie of San Francisco, CA, Dotty Kohl and Thomas of Rochester and Marty Pogany and Daniel of Gales Ferry, CT; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as a special cousin, Chuck Ford and his wife Mary. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Charles Winslow. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 am at St. Bernard''s Church, Waterville. Calling hours are Wednesday evening from 4-8 at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff and volunteers of Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., all the family friends that spent time with Bob during his illness and the greatest blessing of all, Dr. Francis Chabot. Their kindness will not be forgotten.


Mister Droll is already missed. Yosemite Bob was a funny, "kwel" gentleman. He built a village and scattered it all around the Waterville area, along with his humor, integrity, and friendship. I hope that you are all holding up okay, cuz Bob is a hard act to follow. Love, Annie

Dear Betty, Words cannot express how sorry I am that Bob died. As the days go be your grief will lessen but time will never erase the memories you have so treasure them. I pray that God will give you and your family the strength and comfort you need now and in the future. Love, Edie
Edie Eastman

So very sorry for your loss Betty. I will always remember the good times we had with you and Bob in Daytona Beach and of course Deansboro. My thoughts are with you and with Karen and Mike.
Jill Eisenhut

Bob and Barbara I am so sorry for your loss I remember playing together when we were kids it is a shame that we lose track of each other as we get older.
Mary Sagatis

Our sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.
Vicki and Andy Sabol

Bob was a true gentleman. The world needs more like him (desperately!). My thouhgts and prayers are with you.
Jim Hackett

We shared a love of horses, the outdoors, and the friendships of many. It is hard to believe we won't see him on our next visit, but he will not be forgotten.
Ed & Julie McVey

My favorite uncle. A wonderful sense of humor. A man who loved life.He's loved very much.
stephanie and gary montalvo

Evidence of Bob's hard work and great design skills are all over the town and surrounding area. We have lasting reminders of his impact on our lives.
Bob & Sandy Harding

Our hearts and prayers are with you. He sure showed us how to be a trooper. Glad his pain is over, and he can rest now.Love to all.
Barbara and Bob Johnson

A very good man, highly intelligent, great sense of humor. All will miss him.
Ken & Margo McConnell