WARREN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – The Lord has a brand new angel. Ira M. “Mike” Ferry, Jr., 82, of Warren, went house to his Savior, Wednesday morning, January 27, 2021 surrounded by his household, on the Persevering with Well being Care on the Ridge Nursing Heart.
“Mike”, as he was affectionately recognized, was born April 13, 1938 in Althom, Pennsylvania, the primary son of the late Ira M., Sr. and Josephine (Conklin) Ferry. He was the “gentle in his father’s eye, the right little one”, in keeping with Mike’s three sisters.
He was educated and employed as a electrician for the previous Copperweld Metal Corp. in Warren for 38 years, previous to retiring. He had additionally served with the police and fireplace departments in Orwell, Ohio, and was the previous president of the Orwell Gun Membership.
Mike married the love of his life, the previous Ida M. Burky, on March 5, 1960. They shared virtually 61 years of marriage, 5 kids and plenty of glad reminiscences collectively. She survives him.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved searching, fishing and tenting. He additionally liked touring along with his spouse, usually together with his kids and grandchildren of their adventures. They traveled extensively, together with to seven completely different nations and virtually the entire 50 states. Mike was lucky sufficient to meet his dream of elk searching in Colorado and Wyoming. He additionally loved fixing clocks and the rest he was challenged with. He was often called “McGyver Dad” to his children.
Apart from his spouse, Mike might be sadly missed by his 5 kids; Michael Ferry and Thomas Ferry, each of Warren, LauraAnn (Kenny) Merwin, of Bazetta, Renee (Richard) Dye, of Warren and Betsy Jo (Rickey) Barbe, of Girard. He additionally leaves behind grandchildren; Velora (Will), John, Jonathan (Amber), Shayla, Erik, Joe, Ciara and Alaina; twenty nice grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and good associates and his late brother’s spouse, Kay Ferry.
Apart from his mother and father, Mike was preceded in demise by his aunt and uncle, Roy and Esther Irwin, who raised the household when Mike’s mother and father have been taken too quickly; two brothers; Donald and Gerald Ferry; three sisters and brothers-in-law; Dorothy (William) Provider, J. Mary (Everett “Mac”) McLaughlin, and Genevieve “Jenny” (Ray) Wrightsman and a granddaughter, Michelle Ferry, whom he helped to boost.
Funeral companies might be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2021 on the Carl W. Corridor Funeral Dwelling, 533 North Park Ave., Warren, with Pastor Jim Dittmar officiating.
Mates might name one hour previous to companies from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, on the funeral house.
As a result of present public well being state of affairs, these attending are required to put on a face masks and observe social distancing protocols.
Mike’s household wish to lengthen heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the docs, nurses and workers at Buckeye Hospice and Palliative Care and everybody who helped in caring for him throughout his sickness.
The household requests materials contributions be made to Dementia and Alzheimer’s analysis, in his reminiscence.
Condolences could be despatched by visiting www.carlwhall.com.
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