Robert T. Ford Jr.
Robert Thomas Ford Jr., 56, of Jim Thorpe, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in the St Luke's Hospital-Warren Campus, Phillipsburg, N.J. He was the husband of Sharon (Panati) Ford. They shared 32 years of marriage.
Born in Homestead, FL, he was a son of the late Robert Thomas and Catherine (McGinnis) Ford.
A staff photographer for the Times News, Lehighton, he was known in the area for his award-winning photography and being an all-around funny guy.
Robert also loved to cook and was a member of the Jim Thorpers Bicycle Team.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter, Victoria, and her wife, Stephanie; a son, Thomas, and his wife, Deanna; three grandchildren, Jack, Oliver and Nora; two sisters, Anna, and her husband, Charlie, and Kathi, and her husband, Glenn; a half-brother, Robert Ford and his wife Mauricette; and many nieces and nephews.
Service: All services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Families Behind the Badge Children's Foundation, c/o Jim Thorpers Bicycle Team, 2007 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA. 19103.
Published in Times News on Jan. 26, 2021.