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George Mathew FORD

January 15, 1931 ~ June 26, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

George Matthew Ford, age 91, of Bethlehem, PA (formerly Quakertown, PA) died at home on Sunday, June 26, 2022. He was the husband for 53 years of the late Doris (Schanely) Ford until her death in 2003. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ and was the son of the late John P. Ford and Anna (Poth) Ford. He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Robert. George enlisted in the Army at age 16 and served in the Occupation of Japan for three years. He went on to finish his high school education in the military and graduated from Quakertown High School. He then enlisted and served in the Navy during the Korean War. Later, he went on to join the family business, the Bob Ford Beauty Salon, as an owner and operator along with his brother, Robert and daughter Gail. He loved to play golf, hunt, fish, hike and climb mountains. He was a member of the American Legion, the Underage Military Veterans and the Paletown Rod and Gun Club. He was also a member of the First United Church of Christ in Quakertown. He is survived by his two daughters, Gail Bambu of Bethlehem, PA and Linda (Penny) Jones of Pennsburg, PA. He is also survived by his five grandchildren who include James Reith (Gerri), Daryl Reith (Loretta), Amy (Reith) Wulffleff (William), Brandon Jones (Lydia) and Tyler Jones (Michelle). In addition, he is survived by eight great grandchildren including Anthony Reith, David Reith, Madison Reith, Ethan Reith, Jonathan Wulffleff, Kayla Wulffleff, Alana Jones and David Jones. He was predeceased by his great grandson George Lucas Jones, age 11 days on June 11, 2021. He is also survived by two great-great grandchildren, Aaleigha Burns and Kalyn Burns. His family meant everything to him, and he set a high bar for all of us regarding the value and importance of family. The funeral will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022, at the First United Church of Christ located at 151 S. 4th Street, Quakertown. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM with the memorial and funeral services immediately following at 11:00 AM. Luncheon will be served in the fellowship hall following the funeral services. A full military internment will be held at 2:00 PM at the Quakertown Union Cemetery located at Cemetery Rd & and North 9th Street, Quakertown. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are in the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 22, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First UCC
151 S. 4th St.
Quakertown, PA 18951

Memorial Service
Friday
July 22, 2022

11:00 AM
First UCC
151 S. 4th St.
Quakertown, PA 18951

Luncheon
Friday
July 22, 2022

12:00 PM
First UCC
151 S. 4th St.
Quakertown, PA 18951

Internment With Military Honors
Friday
July 22, 2022

2:00 PM
Quakertown Union Cemetery
Cemetery Rd.
Quakertown, PA 18951

Donations

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 30386, Philadelphia PA 19103

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