Rodolfo A. Ford Sr. age 79, of Ogdensburg, NY, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. There will be graveside services in the Spring at Hillcrest Cemetery in Heuvelton. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
Rodolfo was born in Colón, Panama on September 17, 1939, the son of Mister and Misses Sealy-Ford. He married Marva Hansel in June 1961 and both migrated to the U.S.A. and became citizens in 1961. Rodolfo and Marva lived in Brooklyn New York where he worked several jobs in factories, a cab driver and as a liquor store clerk. He later became a New York State Corrections Officer in 1977 and worked at Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock, NY. He moved his family to upstate New York and rose to the rank of Captain. He retired from Gouverneur Correctional Facility in 1996.
Rodolfo loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his family. He operated the Reba Charters Fishing Service for ten years on Lake Ontario.
Rodolfo is survived by his wife, Marva Ford of Ogdensburg, NY; four children, Rodolfo A. Ford II and his wife, Brenda, of Ogdensburg, NY, Rodolfo A. Ford III of Minnesota, Reba Ford of Arizona and Ruth Ford of Arizona and three grandchildren, Marva-Lu Ford of Ogdensburg, Ki and Casey McCawley of Arizona.