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Malcolm Webster Ford III Dies

Aug. 12, 2008 – Malcolm Webster Ford III of St. Thomas died Monday, Aug. 11, at his Estate Smith Bay home after a brief illness. He was 67 years old.
Born in New York City, Ford was the son of the late Malcolm Webster Ford Jr. and Mary Mace Chesnut Ford. He was a direct descendant of lexicographer Noah Webster and the grandson of Malcolm Webster Ford, noted athlete and journalist, and Federal Judge W. Calvin Chesnut.
He graduated from The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland as well as the RCA Institute in New York City. Ford was a retired communications entrepreneur, having served as president and CEO of Ford Communications, Caribbean Microwave, Caribbean Automated Long Line Services and various other communications ventures. Ford was a member of the All Saints Cathedral Church, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Surviving are his cousins, William C.C. Barnes and Wilson K. Barnes Jr.
The family will announce a memorial service on St. Thomas in the future. Interment will be at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown, New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Children's Trust of the Virgin Islands. Checks should be made out to CFVI, and mailed to The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, Post Office Box 11790, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, 00803.

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Aug. 12, 2008 - Malcolm Webster Ford III of St. Thomas died Monday, Aug. 11, at his Estate Smith Bay home after a brief illness. He was 67 years old.
Born in New York City, Ford was the son of the late Malcolm Webster Ford Jr. and Mary Mace Chesnut Ford. He was a direct descendant of lexicographer Noah Webster and the grandson of Malcolm Webster Ford, noted athlete and journalist, and Federal Judge W. Calvin Chesnut.
He graduated from The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland as well as the RCA Institute in New York City. Ford was a retired communications entrepreneur, having served as president and CEO of Ford Communications, Caribbean Microwave, Caribbean Automated Long Line Services and various other communications ventures. Ford was a member of the All Saints Cathedral Church, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Surviving are his cousins, William C.C. Barnes and Wilson K. Barnes Jr.
The family will announce a memorial service on St. Thomas in the future. Interment will be at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown, New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Children's Trust of the Virgin Islands. Checks should be made out to CFVI, and mailed to The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, Post Office Box 11790, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, 00803.