James Ford


With interests ranging from nuanced theories of macro-economics to the political stability necessary to accommodate rapid economic development, James had an ability to translate his erudition to an engaged audience, inside the classroom and out.

It was PopPop, though, that stole the show every time, and his demonstrated outpouring of love and adoration for his family will forever live on in their hearts and minds.

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To ensure your generosity and support are acknowledged - and to help protect you from future solicitations -
James’ family has requested that memorial contributions be made through IN MEMORY OF to the following



Creature Comfort Pet Therapy

Founded in 2011 by Joan Baer and Annie Murphy, Creature Comfort Pet Therapy personalizes its service by working hand-in-hand with therapy teams across multiple locations where pets are able to help those in need. The organization has certified more than 400 pet therapy teams, including dogs, cats, rabbits, a goat, guinea pigs and even a mini horse. Volunteer teams provide approximately 300 visits each month to its partner facilities that include nursing homes, public and private schools, libraries, hospitals, children's services, hospice, mental health centers and veterans programs.

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Seeing Eye Foundation

The Seeing Eye's mission is to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of people who are blind, through the use of specially trained Seeing Eye® dogs. In pursuit of this mission, The Seeing Eye breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs, trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide blind people, instructs blind people in the proper use, handling, and care of the dogs and conducts and supports research on canine health and development.

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