Robert L. Ford
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AGE: 72 • Highlands
Robert L. Ford, 72, passed away at the Lyons Veterans Medical Center in Basking Ridge on May 22, 2014. He was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and had resided in Highlands since 1967.
Robert was a veteran and he proudly served our country in the Army during Vietnam and later went on to retire after honorably serving in the Army Reserves for 20 years. He was a retired fork lift operator for General Motors; he was an avid race fan who loved spending time at the many auto race tracks with his family and friends and was a member of Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Joan Ford; his parents, Oscar and Gertrude Ford and his brother Roger Ford. Surviving are his beloved son Terry (Butch) E. Protsman, Jr.; granddaughter, Jolene Amy Huelsenbeck; and great grandson, Tyler Macri. Cherished brother of : Roderick, Glenwood (Diane), Madeliene, Doreen (Dave), Elizabeth (John), Allen (Sandy) and Pansy. He is lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday May 28, 2014 from 6-8PM at Bedle Funeral Home 61 Broad Street Keyport, NJ 07735. A funeral home service will take place on Thursday May 29, 2014 at 1PM with entombment to follow at Holmdel Mausoleum. Memorial donations can be made in Robert's memory to the Lyons Veterans Medical Center 151 Knollcroft Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07939. Please visit Robert's memorial website available at www.bedlefu neralhome.com
Bedle Funeral Home
61 Broad St Keyport, NJ 07735
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 25, 2014