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QUENTIN KERMIT FORD Jr. Obituary
Quentin Kermit Ford, Jr. Mr. Quentin Kermit Ford, Jr. of Palatine, Illinois and Payson, Arizona passed away on March 27, 2013 at the age of 79. Born in Chicago on March 18, 1934 to Quentin K. Ford, Sr. and Agnes Wild Ford, he graduated from Arlington High School, Arlington Heights, Illinois and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He was an early member and certified fellow of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), an association for Operations Management. He was an enthusiastic member of APICS and led committees focused on education, training and research. Mr. Ford was a lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America. He served as a Scout, a Scoutmaster and a District Commissioner for the Northwest Suburban Council of Boy Scouts. In recognition for his service, he was awarded the Silver Beaver award by the council. This is a distinguished service award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication and many years of service. He is survived by his former wife Kay Ford, four daughters Kathryn O'Connell, Krista Ford, Kimberly Ford, Kjestine Ford, two sons Quentin K. Ford III (Elizabeth) and Kevin Ford, five Grandchildren, three Great Grandchildren, sister Mrs. A. Patricia Burke and brother-in-law the Rev. Norman C. Burke. He was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Payson where he served as Lay Reader and Chalice Bearer. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Philip's Episcopal Church in Palatine, Illinois on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The family will hold a private Interment at Memory Gardens in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Quentin K. Ford, Jr. to the Boy Scouts of America, Northwest Suburban Council http://flyers.nwsc.org/FORMMemorialTributeFund.pdf.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Apr. 14, 2013
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