Diane Ford, Youngstown, Ohio Obituary


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – On Saturday, September 4, 2021, Diane Ford, 77 years old, of Youngstown passed away at Hospice House losing her battle with respiratory failure.

She was born on July 21, 1944 at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to John Arthur and Jeanne Dorothea (Du Charnce) Ginter.

Diane graduated from Champion High School in 1962.

Champion High School Alumni Tribute

She met Tom Ford at Ohio Fast Freight, where they worked together and later married on September 10, 1976.

Diane became a home mom for a long time, but when she returned to work she was hired as a legal secretary for a local law firm here in the Valley.

Diane was a philistine and very stubborn, but she had a warm heart. She would do anything for you if she thought she was going to help you. Diane loved planting flowers, sewing blankets and sweaters, and crocheting. From an early age, as a home mom, Diane made and painted ceramics that she enjoyed selling at local craft shows. Her favorite goodies were chocolate peppermint patties, thumbprint cookies, or any kind of biscuit. Diane loved having a cup of tea in the morning and recently discovered her love for sweet bottled tea. Her favorite food was sweet and sour chicken. Diane was a dog lover, especially her dog Nicky, who was inherited. She would have liked to have more dogs. One of Diane’s greatest joys was when her grandchildren came to visit and she could bake and shower them with her special treats.

Diane is survived by her husband Tom Ford; Daughter Dawn Polas and their children Katlyn Shaner, Patrick Polas and Mollie Polas; Son Ronald W (Dana) Kohute and their children Grace Kohute and Madeline Litton; Grandson, Ciera Szabo, Chad Szabo and Josh Szabo and stepson Brian Ford (Mark Diehl).

In addition to her parents, John and Jeanne Ginter, Diane was preceded in death by her brother John Ginter and her stepdaughter Shelby Szabo.

Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat, Inc. Share reminders or send their condolences by visiting: www.cremateohio.com.

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A TV Tribute will air Friday, September 10, at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV, and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.