LYNDHURST, N.J. – The age was difficult to determine. Not being in ideal health, Ed Ford looked older than his age. It turned out the man known as the ‘Faa’ was 65 when he passed away on Wednesday. In this case it wasn’t the number of years. His life was one where the quality far superseded the quantity.
The Faa called Jersey City home and he was a vibrant, colorful and devoted part of that city’s scene for decades. What was his occupation? Included over the years was coach, tavern owner, basketball official, journalist, Major League Baseball scout and recreation assistant. There might be another one here or there that was overlooked.