Warren Edward Ford

warren ford

October 21, 1929 ~ February 21, 2003

Resided in: Redondo Beach,, CA

Ford, Warren E., of Redondo Beach, passed away February 21, 2003 in a Torrance hospital. He was born October 21 1929 at Carney Point, NJ. and was the son of Ernest C. Ford and Helen L. Bartholomew. After graduating from Penns Grove, NJ. high school, he completed a B.S. degree in Chemistry at the Univeresity of Iowa, and a M.S. degree in chemistry at Western Illinois University. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Frances. After working as an analylical chemist in industry and photographic chemist for Warner Brothers Studios, he devoted 40 years of his life to education. He taught general college chemistry at El Camino College where he always strived to help his students to succeed. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 7, 2003, at the White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the El Camino College Foundation, 16007 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506.

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  1. Dear Mrs. Ford: Every summer for the past 13 years or so, I have enjoyed spending time chatting with you and Dr. Ford while visiting my parents in Redondo. My favorite memory of Dr. Ford is when we were watching fireworks on 4th of July (maybe 11 yrs ago) and he was naming all of the chemicals that made the different shapes, sizes and beautiful colors explode in the sky. I was so impressed! May time ease your sorrow and may your beautiful memories of your husband bring you comfort and peace. Love, Susan Vosganian

  2. Franny Sue and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of Warren. Our sympathy for your loss and our thoughts are with you. Ron and Sue

  3. Dear Frances, We were so sorry to hear about Warren. You are in our prayers. Love, Del & Lois

  4. Dearest Franny, To a very special and favorite cousin of mine — I am so very sorry. My memory will always be of your and Warren\’s wedding day at the Friends Church in LeGrand, Iowa. You were so beautiful in your mocha – was it embossed satin? – wedding dress. You and Warren never stopped laughing — didn\’t a wedding ring get dropped and everyone laughed? The tension was broken. Such a special day. My heart is with you. With love from Kandie (and husband, Ron).

  5. In all the years of school, in all the teachers I had, he was the best! I came into his class dreading chemistry and ended up getting my degree in it. I\’ll never forget the day he “neutralized” me in the lab. Warren, I\’ll forever remember you.

  6. Dearest Frances Our sincerest sympathy on the nexpected death of Warren husband soulmate and partner in life.It seems only yesterday we first met on Corfu in the autumn of \’69 and you and Warren invited us to join in a wine tasting in you camper.Since that first meeting we relived those days many times and shared laughter over a meal and glass of wine. We will miss Warren very much. We know Warren is at peace and in a better place. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We look forward to you visiting “time share” here at Hunters Hill very soon. Lots of love Geoff, Jacinta, Michael and Tim

  7. Mrs Ford, Tony and I and the whole gang here at Tamarack send our condolences. Warren always had a smile and pleasant hello. Peace be with you. Sincerely, Rich Schroeder

  8. Dear Frances So sorry to hear about Warren! Thank you for having shared all your exciting travels together with us! Will be thinking about you ! Love,Tom

  9. Frances–Warren was such a lovely man. My mother has many fond stories of the times she spent with the two of you. She has also told me how much my father enjoyed Warren, and what a good friend he knew how to be. I grieve for you. Please come visit us when you can. We would love to see you. Will keep in touch through Mom. thia wolf

  10. We have fond memories of visiting with you, Frances, and Warren, both at your home and ours. Warren (and you) were always warm and welcoming and I know all will miss him — especially you, Frances. Let us remember all the good and sweet times and hold him close in our hearts.

  11. Dear Francis I am very sorry to hear of Warrens passing away. I will forever be greatful to him for his guidence and inspiration during the time I spent with him at El Camino. I retired in Jan.2001 and the letter you sent to my office was not forwarded to me until March 8th, otherwise I would have been at the services. Lorraine and I send our heartfelt condolences to you. Sincerely, Marty and Lorraine Ross

  12. Dear Frances We were so sad to learn that Warren had passed away. Such a great loss it must be not having your life partner and your great travel mate at your side anymore. May all the good memories of all the things you did together be of some comfort to you. Love, Kirsten og Aage

  13. Frances, I was blessed to have you and Warren introduced into my life for a very short time in Cabo San Lucas, MX. Since that time, I have been able to keep up with your travels with your annual letters (thank you for them and they have inspired me to step up my pace…time is not never ending). My heart goes out to you in this time of what must be your greatest loss. Lean on your closest friends and family, we are all put here to help each other. Bless you Lady, and may the wind be at your back soon as you continue on your way in life. Love, Ronnie

  14. Francis, I will deeply miss Warren for his sense of humor and his positive outlook on life. I am honored to have known Dr. Ford as a wonderful educator at El Camino College, as well as through his golden years with his zest for traveling and seeing the world. With my sincere sympathies to you in this time of mourning. Respectfully, Jerry Zins

  15. Dear Frances, My deepest sympathies goes out to you at this time. We will remember Warren fondly at our B.I.L. gatherings with his warm and friendly smile. You have been fortunate to have so many years together. Fondly. Marian Buck

  16. Franny we go a loooong way back and I can\’t believe Ed fixing that tire on the freeway led to 42 yrs of lots of Love, traveling,exciting experiences you two had together from the way I found you at Midland School in Kansas City that day you arrived from Tama, Iowa and we became INSTANT Pals. It is hard at first,to just accept Memories, but the Memories you two have had together all these years will last forever and mean so much down the line: I\’m here for you at all times, You Know That!

  17. Dear Frances, Please know that this brings our deepest sympathies to you. You and Warren have “been there” for both John and myself so many times through these past many years. I can remember the night that you helped to launch our engagement–you were the first people to see our rings, and we all drove over to El Camino College to wait for Professor Ford to come to the car to celebrate. I remember the yearly Anita\’s birthday celebrations, even after Anita moved away!! And the King Crab legs and the wild boar feast, and our many visits in Kansas and Iowa. Both of you, and your mom and brother, had profound effects on our children, and we thank you for that, and for so much more. Thank you for enriching our lives, and for sharing Warren with us during these times. In our hearts, we know that Warren is having Heavenly Happy Hours with my folks! This brings much love to you, our friend.

  18. Dear Frances, We received our mail late today and we were shocked to hear of Warren\’s passing. We will miss his friendly manner and smile and stories of all your trips together. He was a special friend. We will remember our 4th of July lunches and sitting in the shade of your avocado tree and relaxing together. Please let us know if we can do anything for you anytime! Love, Barbara & Mike

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