G6: 1947 John William Ford

John William Ford was born December 12, 1947 in Highland Park, Michigan. He attended Emerson elementary school in Detroit and Emerson Junior High in Livonia. He graduated from Franklin High School in Livonia, Michigan in June 1966. He attended Schoolcraft College in Livonia and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, earning a degree in Mechanical Technology. On May 15, 1971 he married Janice Ruth Sceiford, who was born June 5, 1948, the daughter of Robert J. and Marjorie Bell (Winters) Sceiford of Erie, Pennsylvania.

John was employed in the engineering department at Detroit Diesels Allison Division of General Motors until GM sold the division. He presently is employed as an engineering designer by Aerotek Inc of Warren, Michigan, working at the GM Technical Centre.

Heather, John, Janice, Jaclyn, Rachel

John and Janice live in Livonia, Michigan and have three children:

  • Heather Jean, born June 27, 1974, attended Vandenberg elementary school in Redford Twp.and Riley Middle School in Livonia. She graduated from Churchill High School in Livonia. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan in May, 1997. She completed her masters program at Wayne University, being granted her masters degree in Library Science December 14, 2000. She is now teaching in Livonia, Michigan.
  • Jaclyn Marie, born December 11, 1977, attended Vandenberg elementary in Redford Twp and Riley Middle School in Livonia and graduated from Churchill High School in Livonia. She is presently attending Eastern Michigan University.
  • Rachel Anne, born April 16, 1981, attended Kennedy elementary and Riley Middle School in Livonia. She graduated from Churchill High School in Livonia and also graduated from Schoolcraft College in Livonia in May 2001. She is currently attending the University of Michigan.