In Memory of Loren H. Ford

June 18, 1929 - March 17, 2023

Resided in New Hartford, NY


Private Service


No Cemetery


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Loren H. Ford, 93, went home to the Lord on March 17, 2023 at his home.

He was born June 18, 1929 in Dorr, Michigan, son of the late Hillis Lorenzo Ford and Gertrude Kleinhans Ford. He graduated from Michigan State University. He married Marjorie Frost on August 9, 1951. Marjorie died in 2007.

Loren had an extensive career for 37 years with General Electric, where he was a pioneer in Infra-Red technology and ultimately became a Elctro Optical Engineer. Loren was a humble man, but his accomplishments were many and he received numerous awards for his work.

He was a member of the of the First United Methodist Church of New Hartford. He was a faithful and Godly man caring for others more than himself and willing to help his neighbors with their many projects.

Loren enjoyed traveling, across the country in his motor home and on his motorcycle.

He is survived by his children, Brant E. Ford and his wife Ellen of Fabius, NY, Blake J. Ford and his wife Cathy of New Hartford, Ronald Ford and his wife Christine, of New Hartford, Anne Marie Fortuna and her husband Brian J. Fortuna of Sherrill, NY, his grand children Brant and Andrew Ford, Allison Allen and her husband Andrew, Ashley Williams and her husband Chet, Sarah Marjorie Echeverri and her husband Diego Andres Echeverri; ten great-grandchildren, his brother Arthur Crandall and his wife Carol; and several nieces and nephews and his special friend Mary Hudak.

Calling hours are on Saturday March 25, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 105 Genesee St. New Hartford. A private service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the First United Methodist of New Hartford, 105 Genesee St., New Hartford, NY 13413

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Arrangements are in the care of Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, New Hartford.