Great-grandson of Ford founder dies
Walter Buhl Ford III, a great-grandson of Ford Motor founder Henry Ford, died Feb. 16, 2010, in Palm Beach, Fla. He was born Oct. 27, 1943, in Detroit to Josephine F. and Walter Buhl Ford II.
Ford, or Buhl, as he was known, worked at Ford Motor from 1978 to 1993. After graduating from Cleary College in Ypsilanti with a degree in business administration, Ford started his career in the Ford Design Center and moved on to several positions in advertising and marketing for Ford and Lincoln Mercury.
He was known for his sense of humor and infectious laugh.
His passions included hunting, fishing and especially his dogs. Buhl also enjoyed playing hockey as a child and was a lifelong Detroit Red Wings fan.
Ford, who lived in Grosse Pointe Shores, is survived by his wife, Roxanne; daughters, Bridget, Lindsey, Wendy and B.B. and nine grandchildren.
Ford also is survived by his siblings, Eleanor Sullivan, Josephine Ingle and Alfred Ford.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at Christ Church in Grosse Pointe Farms.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham Farms.