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Burton A. Ford

May 30, 1930 — August 7, 2021

Burton A. Ford

Newark/Clifton Springs—Burton A. Ford, 91, died on Saturday (August 7, 2021) at the House of John.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 PM on

Thursday (August 12th) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark, New York. Funeral services will follow the calling hours.

In memory of Burt, please consider a donation to the The House of John, 14 Spring Street, Clifton Springs, New York 14432 or the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 102 Hope Avenue, Newark, New York 14513.

Burt was born in Syracuse on May 4, 1930 the son of Arthur and Ether Mereweather Ford. After graduating from Syracuse High School, he continued his education at NYS College of Forestry at Syracuse University graduating in 1953 with BS in Chemistry. He came to Newark to work for Bloomer Brothers. In 1966, he began a career at Kodak where he was a Quality Control Engineer until his retirement in 1989.

He was an active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, serving on many committees. He became active in the community with his participation in the Newark Jaycee’s. Burt was a board member of the Newark Players. He loved to act, whether it was a starring role or a supporting character. He was a member of both the Wayne County Historical Society and the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society where he had played a role in the cemetery walks. Burt had served as President of the Newark Public Library and was a Friend of both the Newark and Lyons Libraries..

He and his wife Shirley were faithful volunteers with Wayne County Meal on Wheels for many years. Burt was also a member of the Newark Masonic Lodge #83 and the Newark Elks Lodge #1249. At one time, he was the Regional President of the Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industries.

Burt is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley, a son and daughter-in-law David and Molly; two grandsons Nicholas and Ryan.


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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Paul L. Murphy and Sons Funeral Home

127 E Miller St, Newark, NY 14513

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