FERGUSON, CLARE E. "FERG", 93 OF BLAIRSVILLE, PA (BLACKLICK TWP.)
passed away on Wednesday, January 01, 2020 at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA. He was born November 22, 1926 in Clarksburg, PA, the son of the late Joseph Harrison Ferguson and Blanche Louise (Coleman) Ferguson. Clare served in the US Merchant Marines during WW II. He retired from Westinghouse. He was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church and Sunday School. He was a member and Past Master of Williamson Lodge 431 F&AM Saltsburg, PA, 32 Degree Mason of Coudersport Consistory and past member of the Blairsville Grange #2012. He was also a member of the Indiana-Jeanette Outing Club in Centre County and Woodsman of the World. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing and gardening. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Olive M. (Duncan) Ferguson, Blairsville, PA; son, Lon H. Ferguson & wife, Jean Serio, Homer City, PA; daughter, Tammy Ritchie & husband, Brent, Blairsville, PA; son, Len E. Ferguson & friend, Gina Manley, Blairsville, PA; son-in-law, John Malek, Blairsville, PA; grandchildren: Andrea,Amy, Aric,Lauren, Jessie, Katie, Shane, Cody, and Colton and also 13 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Norma Malek in 2019 and sisters, Louise Blackhurst and Darlene Smith. The family will receive friends at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Blairsville, PA on Friday, January 03, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Williamson Lodge #431 F&AM will conduct masonic services Friday evening at 7PM in the Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 04, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Pastor Dan Cunkelman will officiate. Interment will be in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Clare's name to the Hopewell United Methodist Church, PO Box 435, Black Lick, PA 15716.
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