Wesley Charles Ford
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Wesley passed away on Friday
May 13, 2022. Born April 22, 1933 to Alfred and Dorthea, Wesley grew up on Long Island with
his brother Al and sister Joyce. Always an avid fisherman and boatsman, Wesley looked to the
skies and enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, proudly serving his country for
four years. Wes held many jobs after the Air Force, eventually finding his calling as a real estate
broker serving Floral Park and the surrounding communities for over 60 years. During his long,
distinguished career, Wes served as Zone Chairman, Vice President, and President of the
Multiple Listing Service. He also served his fellow Realtors with stints as Treasurer, and Vice
President of the Long Island Board of Realtors; as well as Special Liaison from the New York
State Association of Realtors to the Attorney General’s Office. The Board later acknowledged
Wes’s tireless dedication when they bestowed upon him LIBOR’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
However, Wesley’s accomplishments did not end in the business world. He generously shared
his precious time and considerable talents with his church and community, serving as President
of the Floral Park Senior Citizens’ Center, on the Board of Directors for Franklin General
Hospital, and as President of the Floral Park Lions Club; once being elected as Lion of the Year.
Wes married his first wife Agnes in 1955 siring five children Debbie, John, Patty, Billy, and Lisa.
In 1985 Wes found love once again marrying his loving wife Barbara; eventually settling in
Garden City with Barbara and his two step children Daria and Douglas.
A gentleman in the truest sense of the word, Wes continued to put a smile on the faces of
everyone he met, cracking jokes until the very end. Wes, or Pa as he was lovingly called, is
survived by Barbara, six children and stepchildren, 17 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.
Viewing services will be held at Dalton Funeral Home, 29 Atlantic Avenue in Floral Park on
Thursday, May 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne’s Roman
Catholic Church in Garden City at 10 AM on Friday, May 20. The interment will follow at
Pinelawn National Cemetery in Farmingdale. Wes was a father, a friend, a confidant, and a
teacher. He will truly affect eternity, for there is no telling where his influence stops, May he rest