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September 21, 2017

John I. Ford Jr. – Charleroi

John I. Ford Jr., 64, of Charleroi, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Jan. 22, 1953, in Oklahoma City, Okla., he was the son of the late John I. Sr. and Meta Sue Hanneck Ford. For many years John was known for working as a painter and a handyman around the Valley. Stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, he served in the U.S. Air force during the Vietnam Era. Surviving are his wife, Denise Davis Ford, whom he married Aug. 9, 1971; a son and daughter-in-law, John I. III and Stacy Ford of Johnstown; two daughters and a son-in-law, Valisa and Jacob Welsh of Virginia Beach, Va., and Selina Ford of North Charleroi; a brother, Donald (Lynn) Ford of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a sister, Karla (Bob) Bevlin of Orlando, Fla.; his stepmother, Voncile Ford in Biloxi, Miss.; four grandchildren, Jordan, Zane, Grayson and Bella and was looking forward to the birth of his fifth grandchild in January along with many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela, 724-258-6767, marshallmarrafuneralhome.com, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at which time there will be a time of sharing memories of John. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Greater Washington County Food Bank, earmarked for the Charleroi Area School District, Harvest Bounty, 909 National Pike, West Brownsville, PA 15417.