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Adiós a Paul Ford

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, August 28, 2020, 23:02 (27 days ago)

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With a very heavy heart I say good-bye to my friend Paul Ford (Paulf) who apparently succumbed to this damn virus yesterday at his home. I offer my heartfelt and sincere condolences to Paul’s wife, Kathie, to whom along with their family I wish much love and strength in this painful and difficult time.

Here is the message from his wife’s Facebook page:

This message is from Kathie's daughters Valerie and Jeannine. We are writing with very sad news, to let everyone know that Paul passed away unexpectedly yesterday, Thursday, Aug. 27.

In our Mom’s loving words – “I know he is in heaven. We had a wonderful (almost) 22-year marriage and traveled the world. I will miss him desperately.”

She greatly appreciates everyone's prayers at this difficult time. She also understands deeply that friends and family may be unable to attend and services due to distance and COVID-19. Paul's obituary and service details are below.

Paul Douglas Ford | 1944 - 2020 | Obituary

April 25, 1944 - August 27, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Paul Douglas Ford, 76, of Mt. Sterling passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020, at his residence. He was born April 25, 1944 to the late Henry and Edna Crawford Ford. He retired from Unisis Corporation, was an Avon store owner, a Koi pond enthusiast, and an avid gardener.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Czernik Ford; two sons, Michael Ford (Kinsey) of North Riverside, IL and David Skarbek of Encinitas, CA; three daughters, Cindy Ford (Chevy Side) of Bexley, OH, Jeannine Skarbek-Kubas of Frankfort, IL and Valerie Skarbek of Frankfort, IL; and eight grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 1 PM, Monday, August 31, 2020 at Big Stamper Cemetery in Beattyville, KY with Father Frank Branner officiating. Visitation will be held 5-7 PM, Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Taul Funeral Home. in Mt. Sterling, KY. Pallbearers will be Brad Ackermann, Bud Lane, Tom Lowry, John Mahler, Jim McDonald and Greg Waters.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Montgomery County American Legion Post 22, PO Box 1096, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353.

SERVICES
Visitation
Sunday, August 30th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Taul Funeral Home.
109 E. Main St.
Mount Sterling, KY 40353

Burial
Monday, August 31, 2020
12pm - Meet at Breathitt Funeral Home & Monument Co., 409 HW 15 South, Jackson, KY
1pm – Burial at Big Stamper Cemetery on Collier Rd. in Beattyville, KY

Adiós a Paul Ford

by Sandy feet, Seattle, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 07:33 (27 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Oh no. Sounds like you're talking about Paulf from Kentucky that thought he had just overdone it?
My heart goes out to his family and friends.
So sorry to hear this, Rob.

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Adiós a Paul Ford

by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 12:23 (27 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Paul.:-(

--
Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

Adiós a Paul Ford

by D-Loco, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 13:54 (27 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Awww...I remember his recent post about filling ill.

Always enjoyed his posts about finagling his airline itineraries to his liking. RIP

Adiós a Paul Ford

by Quadra Paul @, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 14:29 (27 days ago) @ D-Loco

Awww...I remember his recent post about filling ill.

Always enjoyed his posts about finagling his airline itineraries to his liking. RIP

Yes and he said his test came back negative? RIP PaulF

Adiós a Paul Ford

by jay @, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 16:09 (27 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
edited by jay, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 16:21

Sorry to hear it. I enjoyed sparring with him. And I was this close from converting him into a Berniecrat.

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Adiós a Paul Ford

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 18:44 (26 days ago) @ jay

Sorry to hear it. I enjoyed sparring with him. And I was this close from converting him into a Berniecrat.

That'll give his wife Kathie a chuckle. She's an active and fervent progressive Democrat.

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by Casa Juan @, Saturday, August 29, 2020, 23:49 (26 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I never met Paul but I enjoyed his posts here. He seemed to have a fine intellect and wit. So sad.

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Adiós a Paul Ford

by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Sunday, August 30, 2020, 18:25 (25 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I feel very bad about this. He was a good soul. I liked talking with him about our shared passion in getting a good plane fare to Zihuatanejo and how he loved being at his Bayview Grand (?) with his beloved Kathie. Politically, and about the evils of Chicago, I agreed with him not at all. But I just knew as a guy, I’d like to hang out with him awhile and we could all tell lies and laugh.

I read his posts about feeling poorly. He would share that with the people who populate Rob’s board. He loved your board, Rob. And I hoped it wasn’t COVID. Poor paulf and poor us. We are all the poorer for his loss.