Lewis Stanley Ford
November 18, 1933 - October 14, 2018
Lewis S. Ford, 84, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Old Dominion University, died peacefully on October 14, in his Morrisville, NC, residence, surrounded by family.
Born in Leonia, NJ, Lewis received a scholarship to Yale University, where he completed an undergraduate degree in Philosophy. After a Danforth Fellowship in Germany, Lewis spent a year of study at Emory University, where he met his wife, Anne Lide. He then continued doctoral studies in Philosophy at Yale. After completing his Ph.D. in 1963, he joined the faculty at Raymond College, University of the Pacific (1963-70); later, Penn State University (1970-3); and finally, Old Dominion University (1974-95).
Lewis found his passion in the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, and he made substantial contributions to the field, authoring three books and numerous articles, as well as co-founding the academic journal, Process Studies.
He is survived by his wife, Anne; two daughters, Stephanie Ford (Chapel Hill), and Rachel Ford and husband, Eric Harbour (Apex); grandsons, Andrew Harbour and Matthew Harbour; and granddaughter, Deepmala Ford-Williams. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Ford and wife, Jina; and sister, Ruth LaFrance; sister-in-law, Priscilla Ford; and sister- and brother-in-law, Mary and Tom Morris—as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 28. Memorial donations may be made to WPCE (theclassicalstation.org
) or Presbyterian Campus Ministry (pcmraleigh.org