STEPHEN E. FORD
April 12, 1952 - July 10, 2017
Steve, also known as Johnny Lingo, to his two best friends and his daughters, was born in Rochester, NY to Francis and Edward Ford.
He was a graduate of East Rochester High School and Binghamton University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1977. Stephen was admitted to the United States Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court of Illinois, Supreme Court of Illinois, Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Chair Qualified Arbitrator, Circuit Court of Cook County.
Stephen received the Martindale-Hubbell award for his outstanding defense trial results.
Steve leaves behind his comrade of life, his wife of 31 years Cynthia LeBeau Ford; his daughters Savannah Sue, his little traveler, and Sierra Lynn, his Siebiscuit. He is also survived by his close and loving sister Linda McVeigh and her wonderful husband Joseph; his fond niece Cathy McVeigh Jones and her husband Trey of Tallahassee, FL, their two children Trey, Jr and Jordan; his nephew Patrick McVeigh of Rochester and Jim and Angie McVeigh of Wilmington, NC.
Our family invites friends and loved ones to join us for a memorial celebration of life at Lagerhead Restaurant at Oyster Reef Golf Course on Sunday, July 30 from 2-4 PM.
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