John T. Ford Jr. of Riverhead died Nov. 17 at University Hospital in Stony Brook. He was 78.
He was born June 21, 1934, to John T. and Ann (Brehery) Ford.
He served in the U.S. Army and had worked as a printer at Cherry Lane Lithographic Corp. in Plainview, N.J. Family members said he enjoyed wood carving and painting.
Mr. Ford is survived by his wife, the former Arlene Hufnagel; his children, John III and Thomas, both of Riverhead, Catherine Clarke of Cutchogue, and Mark, of Babylon; his sisters, Patricia Frey of Maryland and Kay Streams of Riverhead; and eight grandchildren.
Visiting hours were held Nov. 19 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service took place Nov. 20 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Mattituck. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.