Walter Ferris

Obituary of Walter Herman Ferris

Walter Herman "Pete" Ferris, 89, of Willseyville, NY passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at home. Pete was born in Pine Bush, NY on Dec. 3, 1931, the 5th son of Charles and Lillian Ferris. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife of 58 years, Jeannie Walle Ferris. Pete was also predeceased by all six of his brothers, Charles, Bill, Tom, Mike, Larry, and Leslie. Pete is survived by his four sons and their spouses, Donald and Diane Talarski, Michael Talarski and Jodi Serling, Robert Ferris and Melissa Todi, John Ferris; seven grandchildren, Michelle Townsend, Crystal Kelly, C.J. Talarski, Michael Ferris, Kyle Ferris, Allyson Ferris, Jaymison Ferris; five great-grandchildren; 1 surviving sister-in-law, Sue Ferris; and his close nephew, Henry "Hank" Ferris. Pete was very proud of his service in the U.S. Army as a para trooper stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was a member of the Ithaca VFW, former commander and life-member of the Candor American Legion Post #907 and former Tioga County Commander of the American Legions. He was a Master of the F&AM Lodge #411 and a life member of the Danby Pirates Club. Pete retired from Laborers Local 589/785 where he was a member and Laborer Foreman for over 50 years. Pete enjoyed time with his family, racing, hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling and spending time with friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 137 Main St., Candor, NY with Rev. Phil Jordan, officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor with full military honors. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to Pete's family at www.emfaheyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pete's memory to The American Legion Post #907 Candor, NY.
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Wednesday
18
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home
137 Main Street
Candor, New York, United States
Thursday
19
August

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home
137 Main Street
Candor, New York, United States
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