Donald H. Ford
Donald H. Ford, age 84, passed away on March 14, 2006, from complications from diabetes.
Ford's education at Wesleyan University was interrupted by World War II, during which he served as an Army medic. While on leave in 1944, he married Dorothy Glander. He then returned to the war in Europe, where he was wounded. Ford was awarded a bronze star and Purple Heart, discharged, and resumed his studies at Wesleyan, receiving a bachelor's degree and then a master's degree. He went on to receive his doctorate from the University of Kansas.
Ford taught neuroanatomy for 25 years at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, while also working as a research scientist and authoring scientific and medical textbooks. After retiring from Downstate Medical Center, Ford spent 19 years as a scientific grants administrator with the Council for Tobacco Research in New York City. He joined SfN in 1987.
Ford was an accomplished painter, working in oils, acrylics and watercolors. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Summerall.