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David Russell Ford

June 22, 1948 ~ March 21, 2022 (age 73)

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David Russell Ford, 73, of Burgettstown PA, lost his battle with ALS on March 21, 2022. He was born on June 22, 1948, in Clarksburg, W.V. He was a 1966 graduate of Burgettstown Area High School. After graduating he served with the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Fifty-Eight (Seabees) in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. David was a member of the Richard Vaux Masonic Lodge 454. His career was in the trucking industry, with most of his time as an owner/operator. He was very involved as a pit crew member of super late model dirt track racing at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Dave enjoyed restoring classic and antique Ford trucks. 

David is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cheryl (Findling) Ford, and son Scott Ford (Maria and daughter Ruby), three sisters Diana Myers, Ruth (Robin) Brown, and Kathy Burns, sister-in-law Patricia Findling, nephew John Findling (Renee and daughters), niece Jenna Zeh (Tim and daughters), and nephew Jared Findling (Evelyn and daughter and son).

He is preceded in death by his parents Russell and Eva Lee Ford, and his in-laws Betty Findling and John Findling Sr. & Jr. 

At the request of the family, all services will be private. If you would like to honor Dave, donations can be made to Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House (a home away from home for veterans and families during care) 3945 Forbes Ave. Box 240, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania Chapter, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209 or a veteran’s organization of your choice. 

Arrangements are being handled by Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021. (724) 947-2049 


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