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Obituary for Dr. Glenn Marcus Ford

Dr. Glenn Marcus Ford, 70, of Moreno Valley, CA, peacefully passed on February 17, 2022, with his loving wife by his side. Born the middle son on March 1,1951 to H. Eileen and Edwin L. Ford in Springfield, IL. Glenn grew up in Chicago, IL enjoying camping and hiking with Boy Scout Troop 740 as well as racing cars on his custom racecar set that dad built, while also playing baseball and basketball with neighborhood friends. At an early age Glenn developed a passion for the sciences, participating in numerous science fairs at Calumet High School. While at Calumet he also exhibited a passion for the game of chess becoming the president of their Chess Club. Upon graduation he went on to study Biochemistry at Cornell University, graduating in 1973. Pursuing his passion, Glenn graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School with an M.D. in 1978. Residency in Ophthalmology and Ocular Pathology together with a Fellowship in retinal diseases and ocular pathology research were foundational in preparing him for his medical career. During his career, Glenn provided compassionate eye care for his many patients with ocular and retina conditions.

After moving to Los Angeles in the mid 1980s, CA, Glenn and first wife Jeanette welcomed their daughter Carmel to the world in 1986. Glenn was extremely proud of Carmel, watching her blossom as an accomplished student and research professional. Given his devotion to healing, Glenn dedicated his energy in building Ophthalmology and clinic practices in Los Angeles, Gardena, Bakersfield, and Moreno Valley. It was in scenic Moreno Valley that he met Eliza, who shared his passion for camping and hiking. They married in 2014, frequently enjoying the solitude of nature, hiking in nearby Lake Perris State Park. He loved dogs, walking for exercise with his pets in the neighborhood.

Glenn’s life-long love for the outdoors was manifested in volunteering with the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association, providing information and assistance to visitors to the San Bernardino National Forest region. Glenn and Eliza enjoyed numerous hiking excursions and camping vacations at national parks throughout the Southwestern United States. In similar fashion, he enjoyed vacations with Carmel that often included experiencing the beauty of the Grand Canyon and national parks.

Glenn is survived by his wife Eliza, daughter Carmel, brothers Edwin and Kevin, first wife Jeanette Chambers, sisters in law Veronica and Ava, nephews and cousins. He will forever be in their hearts and missed by beloved family and friends.