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Joseph E. Ferris

May 27, 1947 ~ September 1, 2018 (age 71)

Joseph E. Ferris, age 71, of 2861 Cleveland St., Weedville, died Saturday morning at Nelson’s Golden Years in DuBois, following a lengthy illness.  He was born May 27, 1947, in Bradford, son of the late Robert and Anna (Illerbron) Ferris.  He married Judy Kay Leidwinger in 1982, she preceded him in death on October 6, 2015.  He resided in Weedville for many years and was a member of American Legion Post 978 in Weedville.  He was Catholic by faith.  He enjoyed his motorcycle, driving truck, and his grandkids.  He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he received the Purple Heart.  He had been employed by Leonard Trucking, Barber Trucking, and Delullo Trucking.


He is survived by 3 step children:  Annette (John) Swanson of Ridgway, Catherine (Tim) Wolfel of Weedville, and Timothy (Melissa) Fannin of Clearfield, 5 step grandchildren:  Amber (Evan) Schutz, Tyler Himes, Kyle (Mandy) Wolfel, Derek Wolfel, and Ericka (Brandon) Bauer, 3 step great grandchildren:  Danica Schutz, Tayla Schutz, and Trenton Bauer, 3 sisters:  Lillian (Jerry) Witherow of Grampian, Patricia Hanes of St. Marys, and Pamela Meyers of Florida, a sister-in-law Linda Ferris of St. Marys, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 1 sister Barbara Gausman, and 3 brothers:  James, Edward, and Raymond Ferris.


A Memorial Service for Joseph E. Ferris will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 11:00 AM with Military Honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Officiating will be Rev. Erik Hart, Pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  Burial will be at Oakmont Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Elk County Humane Society.

Donations may be made to:

Elk County Humane Society
1029 Eschbach Rd., St. Marys PA 15857

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