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Superintendent At Bridgeport's Sikorsky Airport Dies After Fall

Steve Ford, superintendent of operations at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, died after falling and hitting his head at his Shelton home.
Steve Ford, superintendent of operations at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, died after falling and hitting his head at his Shelton home. Photo Credit: Black Horse 4 Heroes website

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Steve Ford, superintendent of operations at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, died over the weekend after falling and hitting his head, according to the Connecticut Post.

Ford, 60, had been hospitalized at Griffin Hospital in Derby on Friday after he slipped and fell at his home in Shelton, the Post said.

Ford was president of the board at Black Horse 4 Heroes, which provides therapy horses for disabled veterans. According to the Bethany group's website , Ford was a Connecticut native who served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot, most notably with the 11th ACR or Blackhorse Squadron, the namesake for the Blackhorse 4 Heroes group.

The Cold War assignment was considered combat duty as Ford patrolled the boarder in Fulda West Germany, during the early 1980s. He also served on the commanding officer’s crew of the 8th ID.

He had 30 years of operational and managerial experience in aviation and began working at Sikorsky in 1991.

Ford held multiple pilot licenses and an MBA from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He had been affiliated with BH4Heroes since 2011.

He is survived by wife, Robbin.

The Sikorsky Airport community suffered another loss last year, when airport manager Pauline Mize died in June after a battle with cancer.

Click here to read the story at the Connecticut Post.

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