The Obit For Tom Ford

Whitey Ford's Son Dead at 44

8/9/99 5:04 PM ET

MANHASSET, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Ford, a son of Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford, died Monday at North Shore Hospital. He was 44.
    Ford, who lived on Long Island, died of a heart condition, according to Jason Zillo, a spokesman for the New York Yankees, his father's former team.
    After attending Broward Community College and New York Tech, Ford worked as a cameraman for WPIX, then the Yankees' flagship station. At the time of his death, he owned several Blockbuster Video stores.
    In addition to his father, he is survived by his mother Pam, daughter Lauren, son Sean, brother Eddie and sister Sally Clancy.
    A wake will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Fairchild Funeral Home in Manhasset, and the funeral will take place Thursday at St. Mary's Church in Manhasset.