Patrick Warren Ford

Patrick Warren Ford, 55, passed into eternal life on September 19, 2017. He was born to loving parents Rodger Ford and Mary Franklin on June 18, 1962 in Roseville, CA. He was preceded in death by his father, Rodger Stephen Ford and grandmother, Evelyn Gilmore.

Patrick grew up in California, New Jersey, and Indiana. He graduated from Munster High School in Munster, Indiana. In his early career he worked as a gas analyst and computer programmer for Quality Standards in LaPorte, Texas. He also earned his captainโ€™s license and ran a chartered fishing business. He was later employed by Progressive Pipeline as a computer analyst. In recent years he enjoyed working on his farm in Louisiana, restoring the land and constructing a new building.

Patrick adored his caring, supportive wife of 35 years, Leslie (Kaszubski) Ford. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, his Scottie Terriers (Lucy and Buddy), and driving his Harley Davidson and his Corvette. He was a loving, caring, and loyal husband. He bravely battled painful, progressive health issues the past 29 years. He had a heart of gold, and despite his suffering with illness, he would never hesitate to help others often playing mechanic and helping and encouraging neighborhood kids to pursue higher education. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Michael Gorback for his dedication to Patrickโ€™s wellbeing and also thank Patrickโ€™s very special infusion nurse, Aires Luke, who dedicated herself to providing him treatments with comfort and care.

Patrick is survived by his beloved spouse Leslie Ford; his mother Mary and (husband Robert Franklin); and brother Shaun Franklin (wife Nicole).

In his honor a visitation and Rosary will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home 111 E Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church on 3131 El Dorado Blvd, Houston, TX. There will be a luncheon following the Mass at St. Clare. Burial services will be completed by St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lincoln, CA with final resting at Gold Hill Cemetery in Newcastle, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations on his behalf would be appreciated to:

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation

Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

The Humane Society of the United States

11 comments

  1. Pat, was an wonderful devoted husband to his precious wife and care taker. He was always making you laugh, praying for you and your family and always thoughtful. He will definitely be missed by all who shared his life. His humor will be with us all! The Angels are rejoicing with his entrance into our heavenly home! See you soon Pat!! Love to the family and precious wife!

    Judy Johnson
  2. Pat indeed was a very special person who I will miss so much. He always kept me informed of the adventures and life that the two of you were on. One of his recent texts is of the metal cross that that the two of you bought while visiting, it said “thinking of you, love you cuz!” We have many years of memories of all our visits to Houston, with my parents…with the kids…and even just me. Jeremy and I especially remember when we all went to the water park. Pat chased Jeremy, who was about 11 at that time, through a kids water jungle. The life guard blew the whistle..and Pat had to go sit in time out..lol.. I still have that picture somewhere of him sitting on the side of the pool with the other misbehaved boys. Brings a big smile to my face every time. Thank you Pat for being such a wonderful cousin (in-law). Love you!

    Kathy Haff
  3. My dear Leslie
    No words can express how truly saddened I am at the loss of your beloved Pat. I will cherish every memory going back to our days in high school and his El Camino. You two have been such dear and true friends. I pray for your comfort and healing during this most difficult time. My love to you and may Pat have eternal peace.

    Karen Skundrich
  4. Dear Leslie
    We are so sorry to hear about Pat. He was a great man and we have treasured memories with the both of you when we lived in Texas. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

    David and Diana Hood
    • David and Diana, thank you so much for your prayers. I am so glad to hear from you and wished it was under different circumstances. We were both so sad when you moved away but always thought about you. God Bless you and your family. Much love to you, Leslie

      Patrick Ford
  5. Leslie (Sis)
    My heart breaks to see you in so much pain losing the love of your life. Think of all the happy memories that you and Pat shared and hopefully that will bring you some comfort. Pat you will be missed by me because I know that you brought so much joy to my sister. Pat may you rest in peace. I will always love you.

    Linda Kaszubski

    Linda Kaszubski
  6. My dear Cousin Leslie,
    Tom, Kenny and I are so very saddened by the loss of your sweet husband, Pat. He will always be in your heart and may the precious memories of your life together be a comfort to you now.
    Be assured of our love and prayers to surround you. Pat will truly be missed and may his soul rest in eternal peace. God bless you always.
    We love you,
    Sandy Ida

    Sandra IDA
  7. Dear Leslie:

    We are so sad to hear about Pat. You are in our prayers. We love you.

    The Ida and Merlini families.

    Loretta
  8. Leslie,
    I’m so sorry for your loss and so sad to hear the news about Pat. We sure had some great times in High School and I only wish we could’ve seen each other since then. I will remember those times and will cherish them always.
    Carla Stockhouse Enerson

    Carla Enerson
  9. Leslie

    I just heard about Pat and of course totally shocked. There isn’t much to say that will comfort you at this time but just know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    We are family so if there is anything we can do to help comfort you don’t hesitate to reach out to us here in Florida.

    Robert Merlini

    Robert D, Merlini
  10. I went on the last fishing charter that Pat conducted. He was a viable fishing guide & put us on some nice fish. I kept up with him for a few years, but lost contact. That was in 1996. He had to have been a trouper to battle that long. I can still remember that trip even today.

    Barry F. LaChance

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