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Monday, February 08, 2010

A family loss from one of our members.

(This news courtesy WVW's own Susanna Holstein)

Friends, sharing this because some have wanted to know. Jonathan was the second of my five sons.

Jonathan Scott Ford, 39, of Leesburg, VA passed away on February 2, 2010 from injuries received in an auto accident in Grundy County, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jennifer Effland Ford, daughters Jordan Ford-Smith, her husband Ethan Smith and granddaughter Cadyn Smith of Ripley, WV; Kathleen, Cassidy and Allison Ford at home, brothers George L. Ford and wife Cassandra of Maysville, WV, 1st Sgt Derek R. Ford of Ripley, WV, Aaron Ford and wife Jaime of Fairmont, WV and Larry T. “Tommy” Holstein of Morgantown, WV; parents Susanna Holstein and Larry Holstein of Sandyville, WV and George L. Ford Sr. and wife Bonnie of Front Royal, VA, as well as numerous family and other relatives. He was a member of The Worship Center Assembly of God in Leesburg, VA.

Jonathan was Vice President of Administrative Operations at Connelly and Associates, Inc. of Frederick, MD, working with his uncle, Walter “Tom” Connelly and cousins Sam, Emily and Eamon Connelly. He received his MBA from Shenandoah University and was active in many sports and community activities. He was a disabled veteran of the US Army with 10 years of active duty service including four years with the White House Communications Agency. He was an avid golfer, kayaker, runner, and never met a challenge he would not meet with enthusiasm, energy and creativity. He was devoted to his family, a strong supporter of his daughters’ interests and always available to lend a hand to friends, family, and neighbors. He will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives he has touched.

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 6:00pm at Loudoun Funeral Chapels of Leesburg, VA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 11:00 am at The Worship Center, Leesburg. Interment will be at Union Cemetery, Leesburg.

The Jonathan Ford Memorial Fund has been established by Connelly and Associates. Donations may be made to: Jonathan Ford Memorial Fund, c/o Connelly and Associates, 260 Interstate Court, Frederick, MD 21704, or online at Call 1-800-864-6895 for more information.