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George T. Ford Sr.

April 1, 1938 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

George T. Ford, known to his family and friends as “Bunny”, age 84, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2022, at Albany Medical Center after an extended illness.  George was born in South Boston, Virginia.  He was the son of the late George W. Ford and Henrietta Wells.  George was an independent contractor and owner/operator of a dump truck service, working with various companies throughout his career.  His dump truck service was instrumental in the development of the NYS Empire State Plaza.  He later retired as a heavy equipment operator for Local #106 Operating Engineers.  George was very knowledgeable in mechanics, which included heavy equipment, as well as motor vehicles.  Repairing and replacing engines in vehicles was an interesting challenge for him, which he enjoyed immensely.
 
George is survived by his wife Cleo Ford; his sons, William Ford, George Ford, Jr. (Randi), Michael Ford, Shawn Ford, Brian Ford, Tracy Ford (Hema) and Samuel Ford; daughters, Phoebe Sims and Elaine McBride-Bennett; nieces, Barbara Diane Carrington and Cammie Ford-Donnelly; nephews, Alonzo Ford and Darryl Ford; 22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and companion Flaura Rene Nuness.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 2, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Garland Bros. Funeral Home
75 Clinton Ave.
Albany, NY 12210

Celebration of Life
Thursday
June 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Garland Bros. Funeral Home
75 Clinton Ave.
Albany, NY 12210

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
June 2, 2022

Albany Rural Cemetery
Cemetery Ave
Albany, NY 12204

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