Alfred Waterlow Ford, age 87, of Bethesda, MD, passed away peacefully in his home with his family at his side on November 26, 2021. Born and raised in California by his parents Norman and Helen Ford, Al was educated at UC Berkeley and then got his masters degree in Foreign Relations at Georgetown University. Following employment in Washington, DC with the Peace Corps during the exciting Kennedy years, Al’s career spanned 35 years with the US Agency for International Development with posts in many African countries and Haiti. Al was also an avid tennis player throughout his life, pursued a degree in music after his retirement, and had a lifelong love for reading. He is survived by his beloved wife Catharina; his daughter Christina (Anthony); son Thomas (Aynoor), as well as three grandchildren. A funeral service will take place on Monday December 20 at 2 p.m., at Joseph Gawler’s Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20016. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice JSSA, 6123 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.