Quentin Kermit Ford, Jr.
March 18, 1934 - March 27, 2013
Quentin Kermit Ford, Jr. of Chicago, Ill. and Payson, passed away March 27, 2013 at the age of 79. Born in Chicago on March 18, 1934 to Quentin K. Ford, Sr. and Agnes Wild Ford, he graduated from Arlington High School in Arlington Heights, Ill. and Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. earning degrees in business management and production control.
He was employed by A.B. Dick Mimeograph Corporation, Garlock Corporation and Abbot Laboratories before founding his own corporation, Manufacturing Control Associates based in Palatine, Ill.
He was an early member and certified fellow of the American Production and Control Society (APICS), an association for operations management. He was an enthusiastic member of APICS and he led committees focused on education, training and research.
Mr. Ford was a lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America. He served as a Scout, a Scoutmaster and a District Commissioner for the Northwest Suburban Council of Boy Scouts. In recognition for his service, he was later awarded the Silver Beaver award by the council. This is a distinguished service award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication and many years of service. It is only given to those who do not actively seek it.
Upon retirement he moved to Strawberry in 2006.
He is survived by his former wife, Kay Ford; daughters, Kathryn O’Connell, Krista Ford, Kimberly Ford and Kjestine Ford; sons, Quentin K. Ford III (Elizabeth) and Kevin Ford; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Mrs. A Patricia Burke; and the Rev. Norman C. Burke.
He was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he served as lay reader and chalice bearer and he was a member of Romeo Club of Payson.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27 at St. Paul’s Church in Payson. A service will also be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Palatine, Ill., with interment at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Arlington Heights, Ill.
Donations in Mr. Ford’s name may be made to a memorial fund established at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1000 Easy St., Payson, AZ 85541 to benefit St. Paul’s Building Fund.