Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - March 12, 2010


Franklin Carson Ford

Franklin Carson Ford died peacefully at home in Pleasanton March 7. He was 88.

Mr. Ford was born Jan. 28, 1922 in Chewella, Wash. He was raised in San Francisco and was known as "Ol' Blue Eyes."

Mr. Ford served his country with honor as a Navy fighter pilot during World War II; had a distinguished career as a nuclear physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and was a proud scratch golfer and past president and member of the board of Castlewood Golf and Country Club. His love of sports spanned the seasons. From his favorite TV chair, he filled our home with the sounds of the stadium and the golf course gallery. His was a quiet, unspoken love. But its silence embraced those he loved. The memories he leaves behind will last for all seasons.

Mr. Ford is survived by his loving wife, Lourdes; his sister Fay; his sons and daughters, Cameron and Jan, Carol and Tom, Lou and Jim, Iza and Bernie, Isabel and Niall, Lia and Jack, Sherry and Don, Weena and Joey, and Marika; grandchildren, Miggy and Kelly, Nikki, Dominique, Rocky, Francesca, Angelica, Anton, Sela, DJ, Brandon, Steve, Eric, Brian and Tommy; his caregiver, Chona; his faithful companion, Pooch and devoted pack, Stacia, Gucci and Chiquita.

Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys, and his daughter, Noel.

A memorial service was scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. March 12 at the Graham Hitch Mortuary, 4617 First St., with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Ste #100, Dublin, CA, 94568.


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