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Obituaries > FORD, MILTON A.

On Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, Milton Anthony “Milt” Ford, 87, of Silver Spring, Md., passed away.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Betty H. Ford; adored children, William A. Ford and his wife, Svetlana, and Nancy Fang and her husband, Andrew; and cherished grandchildren, Lindsay and Ryan Ford.

Mr. Ford was a member of Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church for more than 56 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, assigned to the 4th Raider Battalion in the South Pacific as a combat photographer.

Milt was a dedicated worker for 37 years at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. In retirement, he was a volunteer worker for the National Park Service at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville Battlefield museums.

On Friday, Oct. 24, a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Montgomery Station, 3120 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, Md. At 2 p.m., inurnment will be held in Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church, 10123 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, Md. 20895; or to Central Virginia Battlefield Trust, Box 3417, Fredericksburg, Va. 22302.

Arrangements are by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Silver Spring, Md.