Marion “Bizzie” Ford, 84, of Tecumseh, passed away at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. He was born June 26, 1928 in Morenci, Mich., the son of Marion Earl and Thelma Margaret (Watson) Ford. He was married to Mary Lou Gallup on October 7, 1951 and she survives.
Marion was a graduate of Ohio State University and the University of Baltimore Law School. He was employed as a Patent Attorney for Wacker Silicone for 27 1/2 years, retiring January 1, 1994. He was a member of the American Bar Association, American Patent Law Association, and was nominated for the Supreme Court of the United States.
Marion was a member of the Tecumseh United Methodist Church. His greatest joy in life was his family and the time he spent with them. He was a jokester who enjoyed “nicknaming” everyone, feeding his squirrels, watching baseball, playing cards, debating (and winning) anyone about politics, and enjoyed his yard work.
Marion is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, son, Stephen (Tracie) Ford of Kenai, Alaska; three daughters, Lori (Jeff) Rud of Juneau, Alaska, Susan (Alan) Szepanski of Traverse City, Mich., and Julie (Dan) Kehl of Mattawan, Mich; one brother, Robert (Mary Lou) Ford of Waldron, Mich., and one sister, Colleen (Richard) Bernath of Archbold, Oh; four grandchildren, Ryan and Shane Rud and Katie and Becca Ford. He was preceded in death by his parents. Marion was a great husband, father, grandfather, and brother, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.