Richard Ferris

Obituary of Richard Ferris

Richard Dick Ferris 74 of Homer passed away Wednesday March 7, 2012 at Crown Nursing Home where he had been a resident.

Richard was born May 4, 1937 in Cortland the son of the late Bert and Mary Corsi Ferris.

Richard was a 1955 graduate of St. Marys School in Cortland, and had been a carpenter and builder most of his life, and later purchased Varsity Candy Company from his uncle Norm Abdallah. Richard was a member of the Homer Fire Department and Cortland Exchange Club. .

In his spare time you would find him on Lake Ontario fishing with his many fishing buddies and playing cards every Thursday night.

Richard is survived by his fiancÃĩe Deborah Goodrich of Homer, daughters Christine Shanahan of Florida, Ann (Wally) Tarcza of Florida, sister Sheila (Robert) Dowd of Missouri, is grandchildren Ryan Shanahan of Florida, Andrew and Denis Tarcza of Florida, step-children Eric (Stephanie) Goodrich of Maryland, Holly (Dickie) Scutt of Cortland, step- grandchildren Chace and Ali Scutt and Emma and Drew Goodrich, also many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents Dick was predeceased by his son Michael Ferris.

Honoring Richards wishes there will be no services, private burial services will be held and the convenience of the family in St. Marys Cemetery at a later date.

Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Richards name is asked to consider the St. josephs Dialysis Center 3993 West Road Cortland, NY 13045

Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

To offer online condolences visit www.wright-beaerd.com

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.I only got to know Dick thru dialysis, Im one of the patient care techs. He was a trooper, i loved him ,he reminded me of my dad. Again you are in my prayers nancy funk

To Dick's Family, My sympathy at this difficult time and be assured of my prayers. I will offer a Mass for Dick tomorrow. May he rest in peace. Father Larry Lord

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