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Janet Lynn Ford

Janet Lynn Ford, 62, of Bloomfield, NJ passed away on December 6, 2017 at Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge, NJ.  Janet was a 1978 graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.  A self-employed licensed architect, Janet designed many new and renovated homes, commercial, and public buildings, primarily in Essex County and on Long Beach Island.  Though Janet is gone, the buildings she designed remain as a tribute to her talent. 

 She was an AIA Member in the 1980s, and active in AIA|Newark & Suburban, for instance, Co-Chairing the Design Awards Committee one year with Daniel Lincoln, AIA. She is known to many Member Architects in AIA|Newark & Suburban and AIA|Northern League.

 In addition to her work as an architect, Janet enjoyed needlepoint and singing.  She had been a member of the Ars Musica Chorale and performed with them on several overseas tours.

Janet was pre-deceased by her parents, Gordon Ford and Marilyn Bonington Ford of Little Egg Harbor, NJ.  She is survived by her siblings: Elizabeth Ford Schultz and husband, Edward, of Manchester, NJ; and Kenneth Ford; Gordon Ford and his wife, Jennifer; Dorothy Ford Mathis and her husband, Jack, all of Little Egg Harbor, NJ; and cousins: Ruth Picior Doros of Edinburg, IL and Jaqueleen Doros Lamb of Owaneco, IL.  She is also survived by the loves of her life, her six nieces and nephews: Robert Ford of Bayville, NJ; Christopher Ford of Cherry Hill, NJ; Kenneth Ford of Jersey City, NJ; and Nancy Mathis, Marina Ford and Alex Ford, all of Little Egg Harbor, NJ.  Janet was blessed to have many caring friends, especially Constance Gill of Montclair, NJ. 

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held in Nutley, NJ on January 5, 2018, 4:30 to 8:00PM.  Please RSVP to for address and directions.  There will be a memorial service on January 6, 2018 at 11AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Tuckerton, 210 E Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ars Musica Chorale, PO Box 525, Paramus, NJ