2018-06-07 / Obituaries

Richard Ferguson

May 30, 2018

Richard “Dick” Paul Ferguson, 88, of Herrickville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

Dick was born on Sept. 12, 1929 in Glen Campbell, PA, the son of the late George and Katherine Filer Ferguson. Dick attended Lower Marion High School. He was an excavating contractor and owned and operated Dirty Deal Contracting. On Nov. 3, 1947, he married the former Joan Cherksey.

Dick was an S.A.L. member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534 as well as the V.F.W. Auxiliary Post #6824. He was a former member of the Towanda Gun Club. He loved to gamble and play scratch-offs. He was an avid reader, hunter, fisher and card player. He liked hanging out with the guys and having a good time. Dick enjoyed having a garden and watching birds. He was a great cook and fantastic baker, as he was known for his apple pies. But most of all, Dick loved spending time with his family.

Dick is survived by his wife of 70 years, Joan Ferguson of Herrickville; his children, John Ferguson and his wife, Linda of Herrickville, Michael Ferguson and his wife, Eleanor of Herrickville, Carolyn Ferguson of Montrose, Gary Ferguson and his wife, Kathleen of Stowell, Tim Ferguson and his wife, Brenda of Herrickville and William Ferguson and his wife, Jennifer of Wyalusing; son-in-law, John Parrish of Westerville, OH; his grandchildren, Kevin Scholl, Kimberly Brown, Kristi Adams, Kelly Ferguson, Michael Ferguson, Laura Little, Lisa Holdridge, Stephanie Ferguson, Molly Ferguson, Kerry Hitchcock, Donald Ferguson, Abby Ferguson, Karin Ferguson and Christopher Ferguson; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren with another one on the way. Also surviving are his sisters, Jean Kramer of Ohio and Joyce Dortone of Philadelphia, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Ferguson Parrish (Feb. 17, 2016); brothers, George Ferguson and Harold “Jack” Ferguson and sisters, Lois Mitchell and Joan Hamilton.

Funeral services for Dick were held on Saturday, June 2 at noon at Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, with family friend Thomas Hiduk, Jr. officiating. Interment followed at the East Herrick Cemetery. Family and friends called at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wyalusing Public Library, PO Box 98, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.

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