Ford, Harold S. Jr. WATERFORD Harold S. "Fordy" Ford Jr., 82, of Lower Newtown Road, died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Harold S. Ford Sr. and Rosa M. Wright Ford. Harold was educated in Berlin schools and was a 1947 graduate of Berlin Central School. Harold had been employed as a truck driver for 21 years by the former Grand Union Co. in Waterford and retired due to disability in 1975. He was a member of the I.T.E.A. at the Grand Union. Harold also was a member of the Waterford United Methodist Church. Harold struggled with MS for more than 40 years but his perpetual smile and positive attitude were noted by everyone who met him. He was the husband of the late Carolyn Church Ford who died in 1992. He is father of Camilla Goering (Robert) of Fort Edward, Jennifer Jessica Grozis (Chris) of Waterford and the late Edward and Allison Ford. He is the brother of Jessie Deyoe of Tucson, Ariz., Jeanette Ford of Roanoke, Ind., and Kathleen Lee Pinches (Warren) of Stoughton, Mass., and the late Roberta Cummings. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Carolyn and James Goering, Cory, Clo?, and Tanner Grozis, his great-grandson, Xhanderr, as well as several nieces and nephews. Harold was a patient for 14 years at the Rubin Dialysis Centers in Clifton Park and Troy and appreciated the loving care given to him by the staff. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Waterford United Methodist Church, 126 Middletown Road, Waterford. Interment will be in Meadowlawn Cemetery, Petersburgh. Relatives and friends may visit at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Route 32), Waterford on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions to the Memorial Fund at the Waterford United Methodist Church or Rubin Dialysis Center in Clifton Park in care of the funeral home office. To express your sympathy or share a treasured memory, visit Brendesefuneralhome.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 8, 2013