Arthur G. Ford, III

Born: Mon., Nov. 8, 1948
Died: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
Location: Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Feb. 22, 2018
Location: Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home

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Arthur Granville Ford, III, 69 years, of Perryville, MD, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at home. Born November 8, 1948 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Arthur G. Ford, Jr., and Rita C. Countess Ford.

Mr. Ford was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was formerly employed as a Parole Officer and Chief Clerk of the Circuit Court for Harford County, Bel Air, MD. He is survived by his son, Arthur G. Ford, IV, of Perryville, MD; daughter, Lynda K. Shrewsbury of Perryville, MD; four grandchildren; and brother, James Howard Ford.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Hopkins Ford.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11 AM, at the Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., Perryville,  MD. Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7 PM until 9 PM, at the funeral home. Pastor Dr. Harold Phillips of the Pleasant View Baptist Church of Port Deposit, MD, will officiate. Interment will be in Angel Hill Cemetery, Havre de Grace, MD.

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Phil and Joann Bisson
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
Arthur was my cousin and lifelong friend. He was a fine human being; loyal, kind-hearted and patriotic. Arthur was dedicated to his family, friends and to his work. Several decades ago, he decided to enter the political arena. Arthur ran for sheriff of Cecil County. Although he lost the election, he compiled an impressive number of votes, particularly for an unknown novice. In recent years, "Art", as he was known to many, became a kind of unofficial animal rescuer. His children, Lynda and Artie, have carried on that tradition of rescue and advocacy for dogs and cats. A little over a decade ago, my wife Joann and I had a serious house fire that was covered on the 6 o'clock news. Arthur saw that and tried to contact me immediately but was unable to do so. When we did speak on the phone he said, "Phil, I'm glad you're OK. I couldn't imagine a world without you." Now, my kinsman and friend, I have no choice but to accept a world without you.
Rest in Peace.

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