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Updated: 10/04/2013 06:34:47PM

James Ford

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James Ford, 88, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Charlotte Harbor Health Care in Port Charlotte.

He was born April 4, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Thomas and Angela Ford.

James moved to Port Charlotte 26 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired general contractor specializing in residential construction, and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. James was a member of San Antonio Catholic Church in Port Charlotte.

He is survived by his loving family, including his daughter, Deborah Swick of Punta Gorda, Fla.; two sons, Gregory Ford of Long Island, and Jim Ford Jr. of Port Charlotte; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at San Antonio Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. Interment with military honors will be held at a later date at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.

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