John (Jack) R. Ford Jr., 59, of Edison, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Jersey City and raised in Fords, he has resided in Edison since 1990.
He was the youngest Rookie of the Year for Prudential Insurance. Later, he became President of Consumers Auto Insurance Inc. for 25 years.
He was a parishioner of St. Helena Catholic Church, Edison.
Jack was the former president of the Fords Clara Barton Baseball League.
Jack had a lifelong love and devotion for all animals.
He is predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Jane Ford.
Surviving are his devoted wife of 34 years, Catherine Ford (neeTalke); their son, John Ford III; siblings, Joan Kulesza , Robert Ford , and Eileen Barth (Donald); brother and sister-in laws, Raymond and Dixi Talke, Jennifer and David Munyak, Elizabeth Talke, Karl and Kristen Talke, and Christopher and Alisa Talke; many loving nieces and nephews, and his lifelong friend, Richard Barbato and his wife, Janice.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 4-8 pm, at Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. (Rt.27), Metuchen.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 12 pm, at St. Helena Catholic Church, Edison.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to JFK Hartwyck @ Oak Tree, 2048 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, NJ 08820.