Nelsen Williamsburg


George Chester Ford, Jr.

April 29, 1941July 15, 2017

George Chester Ford, Jr, 76, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2017. He was born in Burlington, NJ to the late Mary E. and George C. Ford, Sr. but had been a resident of Williamsburg for 27 years. George was a lineman and worked for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company for 20+ years. He had a love for Ham Radios and was active since the age of 15 in communicating under the call letters K2QIJ. George belonged to the South Jersey Amateur Ham Radio Club for 36 years, the Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club for 27 years, and was a Life Member of the American Radio League. He was a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years, Sharyn L Ford; 6 children, George C. Ford, III, Sheldis Hewish (Edward), Michael Ford (Dawn), Richard Chierici (Joanna), Christopher Chierici, Jennifer Chierici; 4 grandchildren, Timothy Starkey, Stephanie Hewish, Edward Hewish and Kyle Ford. A visitation will be held from 6-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Bradley Funeral Home, Marlton, NJ with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery , 4527 Route 130 S, Burlington, NJ, 08016. You may offer condolences at


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 22, 2017


George Chester Ford, Jr.

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Joe Roth

October 6, 2017

A fine man who blessed his fellow man and his community. He was always the first to lend a hand to help especially to the ham radio fraternity. God bless! George will be missed by many. The final 73 OM. de WC4R

July 22, 2017

Sorry to hear of your passing George. I can't believe it has been 27 years since I helped you take your tower down in Burlington( in the dark!) for transport to VA. Rest in peace my friend.
Bill Ferguson WA3BXW

Hershel Kreis

July 20, 2017

I am sorry to hear of George's passing. I am praying here for God to provide comfort to his family during this time. I am thankful to have known and learned from him.

de W4TMN

John Hill

July 19, 2017

Condolences to the Ford Family. George was my class mate, a member of the Class of 1959, Burlington Senior High School.


July 18, 2017

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

July 18, 2017

To Sharon and Chris our condolences to you and your family.From Mark and Paige Stephens of Seaford Va

Stephanie Tarter and family

July 18, 2017

Sharyn and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May George Rest In Peace now.

Wally Frank WA3RWP

July 17, 2017

George was the first Ham I met when I moved to Williamsburg. I'll miss his wit and our talks about radios and trains. May God, who knows your sorrow, bring you peace, comfort and strength.

Joy Safranek

July 17, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. George was a good friend to us and to many in the ham community. He will be missed. God bless your family at this time. Joy (W2JMS) and Joe (K4JJS) Safranek

July 17, 2017

Condolences to the family for your loss. George will be missed by all of his friends in our local ham radio community. Although his key is now silent we