John A. “Jack” Ford

John A. “Jack” Ford

January 6, 2013

John A. “Jack” Ford, a proud lifelong resident of West Scranton died Sunday morning in the Regional Hospital of Scranton.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Anthony and Ann Marie Mulrooney Ford.  He was educated in Scranton public schools.    Jack was a devoted and lifelong member of St. Ann Basilica, West Scranton.  Prior to retirement he had been employed by the City of Scranton as a supervisor for its former CETA Program and also had been employed by the Jewish Community Center.  He was member of the VFW Post 6528 and was a veteran of the United States Army.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the entire staff at Allied Terrace for the wonderful care, love and support given to Jack during his time living at the Terrace.

Surviving are family members Colleen Lutchko and Robert Burke;  Joe Smith and Mary Hellen Bend; Thomas, John and Edith Ford;  Katherine and Ann Regina Reilly;  Ann Pusateri; additional nieces and nephews;  great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers Thomas, Edward and Paul; sisters Marjorie Smith and Mary R. Burke; a nephew Kevin Burke and a niece Ann Marie Kraus.

Anyone attending the funeral is asked to go directly to the church.

Mass of Christina Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10am in Saint Ann’s Basilica, Saint Ann Street, West Scranton.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-7 in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. and from 9:30am until time of Mass at the church on Thursday morning.

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Ann Basilica Parish 1250 Saint Ann Street Scranton 18504.

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  1. Wendy Ford

    With heart felt sympathy I send my family love. I am so sorry I will not be with all of you at this time of sadness.

    With sympathy and love.
    Wendy (Mrs. Jack P)Ford

  2. Kevin and Liz Dempsey

    My wife and I would like to express our condolences at the passing of Jack.
    We got to know him at the Terrace from visiting our friend Camille there. Whenever our paths crossed, Jack always had a friendly smile and hello. On occasion we would trade some banter, be it Penn State or Eagles football, one could tell he was a true gentleman and a kind man.
    Again, we are both sorry to hear of his passing.

    Kevin and Liz Dempsey
    Factoryville, Pa.

  3. Debbie Sutton

    With all my heart I send my deepest sympathy to.the whole family I grew up with the family and Mr. Ford along with his family were like my own..He will rest in peace with his family. God Bless.

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