Aston Township, Delaware County PA

John C. Ford Honored on the Event of his 96th Birthday

Aston 7th Ward Commissioner Mike Higgins, om behalf of the board, presented 55-year resident John C. Ford with a proclamation in recognition of Ford's 96th birthday.  Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston 7th Ward Commissioner Mike Higgins, om behalf of the board, presented 55-year resident John C. Ford with a proclamation in recognition of Ford’s 96th birthday. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston resident John C. Ford, during the April 20 Aston Commissioners  meeting, was presented with a proclamation in recognition of his 96th birthday.

Ford has resided in Aston for 55 years and is a steadfast attendee at monthly commissioners meetings. He often asks questions in reference to ongoing projects and issues pertaining to the township.

Born in Mount Carmel, Pa., Ford graduated from Mount Carmel Catholic High School. He moved to Chester in 1943 and worked as a seaman in the US Navy during World War II. Following the war, Ford began working in the machine shop at BP Oil where he was employed for 34 years.

Ford moved to Aston in 1970 where he married his lovely wife Elizabeth.

He has been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church since its founding in 1947.

Ford is an avid sports fan and volunteered as an umpire for the Aston Valley Baseball league, the Aston Middletown Little League and for leagues throughout Delaware County.

Ford always enjoyed a good game of golf  and currently bowls in the senior league. His bowling average is 155!!!

Over the years,. Ford has held various positions with the Aston Seniors organization as well as the BP Retiree Club, where he currently serves as vice president.

7th Ward Commissioner Mike Higgins, in presenting the proclamation, described Ford as “ an interested and concerned citizen, adding that he has been attending commissioners meetings for more than 40 years.