Gilford "Bus" Erford, 98, of North Baltimore, died at 8:25 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Riverview Health Care Campus in Oak Harbor.
He was born on March 3, 1916, in Hamler, Ohio to the late Peter A. and Effie (Bauhaus) Erford. He married Ina Mae King and she preceded him in death in 1981. He later married Thelma Campbell and she preceded him in death in 1985.
Bus is survived by his son, Bob Erford of North Baltimore; his daughter, Joyce Ann Mull of Port Clinton; his grandchildren: Brent Mull, Susan (Ron) LaWare, Amy (Rock) Sherer, Kristi (Brian) Anderson and Kelly Mull; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; his brother, Raymond Erford of Leipsic; his sister, Rita VonDerEmbse of Ottawa; his sister-in-law, Martha Erford of Ottawa; and his brother-in-law, William King of Bowling Green. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Cletus Erford, Francis Charles Erford and Robert Erford; his sisters: Sarah Erford and Mary Josita Erford.
Bus was retired from the B&O Railroad where he was a signalman. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore, with Father Arthur J. Niewiadomski and Deacon Doyle Erford Celebrants.
Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore. Visitation will be held from 2:00-5:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore and/or a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.