Leslie Ford, 68, of Hamilton Township, N.J., a retired locksmith at Rutgers, passed away on June 17, 2015.
Funeral services were held at Cotton Funeral Service, Newark.
He is survived by seven children, 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Ford had retired from Rutgers as a locksmith after more than 30 years of service. He was a trumpeter, music arranger and composer, lecturer, and educator. Recently, Ford produced and hosted Jazz Talk on Princeton Community Television.
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