The memorial service for Mr. Robert (Fergy) Ferguson, age 84, who died Sunday at his home, will be at 2:30pm Saturday, Jan. 25, at the River Community Church. Visiting hours will be from 1pm until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Fergy was born June 12, 1929, in Clayton, the son of Leo and Eva Guntorad Ferguson. He graduated from Clayton Central School.
He served in the United States Army for 4 years, where he was honorable discharged October 12, 1953.
On July 24, 1955, he married the former Marlene Reardon in Mannsville NY.
Fergy retired in 1991 from Graphic Controls where he was a Printer for 42 years. While working at Graphics, he also worked for the U.S. Postal Service part-time. One year after retiring he worked for the New York State Parks. He also worked for a time at the former Clayton Big M.
He was a former member of the Wednesday Night Men’s Golf League; he was a member of the Colon Couch Post 821 American Legion where he was past Commander and member of the Color Guard. He was also a member of the Clayton Fire Department.
Fergy enjoyed golfing, hunting and cooking at the hunting camp. He also loved fishing, especially Bullheads.
Surviving besides his wife Marlene are two daughter, Chris (Joe) Helmer of North Carolina, Terry Bearup of Clayton; three sons, Fred (Mary) of Avon NY, Dick (Colleen) of Oakfield NY and Jay (Laurie) of Holly NY; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
One sister Betty Puccia of Clayton, died before him.
Donations can be made in his name to either the Hospice of Jefferson County or the River Community Church.