David G. Ferguson

Born: Wed., Nov. 26, 1958
Died: Mon., Dec. 16, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
Location: Croghan

Prayer Service

10:15 AM to 10:30 AM, Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
Location: Croghan

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
Location: St. Stephen's Catholic Church

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LOWVILLE (New Bremen), NY ~ David G. Ferguson, 55, of 6605 Tillman Rd., Lowville, died peacefully in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 16, 2013, where he had been under the care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

       Born on November 26, 1958 in Rockledge, Florida, a son of Francis and Rosalie Pepe Ferguson, he was educated in his elementary years at schools in North Syracuse.  His family relocated to Florida, and he graduated from Titusville High School in Cocoa Beach, FL, in 1976.  Following high school, he attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and St. Lawrence University in Canton.  He then attended Machinist Training School and acquired his journeyman status as a machinist and tool & die maker.

     His blessed marriage of 28 years began on August 3, 1985, when he married Marie E. Boliver at the former St. Anthony’s Church in Indian River, NY.

     During his younger years, Dave held a number of machinist positions at companies throughout the area, including Stature Electric, Black Clausen, and Lewis & Clinch, all in Watertown.  In 1998, he accepted a position with Kraft Foods in Lowville where he worked as a Line Technician for 14 years until failing health forced him to retire in 2012.

     An extremely family-oriented man, Dave loved many outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing and hiking with his family.  Last, but not least, he was an avid reader, and thoroughly enjoyed writing, especially his memoirs.

     He was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan, and was a long-time 3rd degree member of its Knights of Columbus.  He was Chairman of the Lewis County Right to Life, and was a member of the Beaver River Fish & Game Club.

     Surviving besides his loving wife, Marie, are five children, including his two sons, Benjamin Lee Ferguson and Nicholas James Ferguson, and his triplet daughters, Abigail Rose Ferguson, Elena Marie Ferguson, and Mikayla Bernadette Ferguson, all at home; a brother, Mark Ferguson, of Victor, NY; two sisters, Debra Guardino and Kim LeClaire, both of Chesapeake, VA; his step-father, Richard Ames, of Chesapeake, VA, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.

     He was predeceased by his mother, Rosalie G. Ames, who died earlier this year on March 17th.

     Dave’s funeral will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013, beginning with a 10:15 a.m. Prayer Service at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed by an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Daniel L. Chapin, Pastor, officiating.  Burial in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan, will be in the Spring.

     Family and friends are invited to attend his calling hours on Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

     In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Lewis County Fund for Hope, c/o Joanne Dicob, Lewis County General Hospital, 7785 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367.

     To view Dave’s online obituary to leave a message of sympathy, please visit www.scanlonfuneral.com.

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Susie Cardinal
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
I knew Dave from years ago at prayer group at St. Stephens..I say that BUT U really did not need to 'know" him to see HE was a kind, kind soul. He had a presence to me that made everything alright (like an angel among us)....God has a TOP notch Angel now.. So very sorry to Marie and the children..

Donna, Joe, Tarren Farney
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
Marie, and kids:
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, your husband. I hope you can take comfort in those around you who support and love you. Remember the good times, it will help you get through. From someone who lost their father to cancer, Paul Bush, at age 56, I can tell you that the loss never goes away but the hole in your heart will eventually scar over and you will be more able to recall the good times you spent with your loved one more than the sorrow you feel today. Sending love and prayers your way, The Farneys

Sheryl and Carl Palmer
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
Marie, I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I never knew Dave, but I know he was a wonderful person. I did get to send him a birthday card a few weeks ago. I know it feels like the heart of your family is gone and that will take a long time to recover from. God bless you.
Sheryl Palmer

Cindy and Mike Walseman
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
Marie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss but am saying Thank you to Jesus for ending his suffering. I pray that you will draw comfort from the Lord and from all of your family at this time of pain and loss and that the lord will wrap you in his loving arms and give you all strength and peace for the time to come.
Mike and Cindy(Moser) Walseman and family, Summer, Danielle, Sarah, Leslie and Michael D

Theresa Kempney
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
Marie & Kids,

We are so, so sorry to hear the loss of your husband and father. He was such a wonderful and kind person who had the respect of the whole community. Our prayers are with you. God Bless You All.

The Kempneys

kathy & eric cioppa
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
Oh, Marie, I am so sad to hear of your loss. Dave was had such a kind spirit; a real genuine person. I have always loved and admired you and Dave as individuals, and even more as a couple. You have raised 5 wonderful children together, and his memory will carry on through you and all of them, not to mention through all the people he has touched throughout his life. I am thinking of you during this difficult time, and sending you strength and prayers to get through this. XOXO Kathy

Jeff Burke
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
Dave and I attended Titusville High together and when he was at UTC, my family lived in Chattanooga and we spent many good time there. After he left for New York and I was stationed in New York with the Coast Guard, I would visit Dave in Upstate NY. He was a great friend and even though we have not seen each other for many years, Dave has a special place in my heart.

Dave is now at rest in heaven.

Jeff and Dana Boliver
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
Marie and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Patti Powell
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
To the family of Dave, you don't know me but my father was Dave's high school wrestling coach at Titusville High School. My father loved and adored Dave and thought the world of him. I went to a different high school but I remember him very well and always held him close in my heart just knowing how my father felt about Dave. Sending you all many thoughts and prayers and know he was loved in Florida too. My deepest sympathy.

Mark Tysdal
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
David was a friend and leader of our wrestling team at Titusville HS - he helped bring our wrestling team to a new level of professionalism and competition. I always looked up to him and respected him. He will be surely missed by friends and family.
My sincerest condolences,
Mark Tysdal

Scott GABA
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
Thoughts and prayers for the entire family.
Scott Gaba

Carol Tiffany
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
Marie and family,
You have our deepest sympathies. There isn't much that I can say that will ease the ache in your hearts right now, but know that we keep you in ours and in our thoughts. There is a poem called The Rose Still Blooms Beyond the Wall. Its about a rose who flourished here but found a crack in the wall and went through to the other side only to find that was just as beautiful on the other side and bloomed even more. Heaven has another rose in its beautiful garden. Our love and prayers, Carol and family

Ann Walseman
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Marie and family, My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

A beautiful soul has entered Paradise ... Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him. 2 Corinthians 2:9

Dan Diesel
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
To the family...I pray for your peace and please know what "FERGY" meant to all of during those high school days and beyond....."Fergy" will be missed as our long time friend! His courage he lived his life with was the some courage hedeparted this life with. He was an inspiration to me (and to all of us) as our wrestling team leader and he was that same inspiration as he bravely fought a great fight to the end..... His hand will be held up in victory as he leaves this life to enter into eternity.

Alexis Nuffer
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
My deepest sympathies to Marie, Ben, Nick, Abigail, Elena and Mikayla! Dave was such a kind and generous man and will be greatly missed by so many people. May you find peace and comfort in your many memories with him! My prayers and heart go out to all of you!

Nancy renodin
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Marie and children, so so sorry for your loss. Wish I had the magic words to make it all right. The pain does lessen after awhile,though it doesn't seem so right now, but I know your faith will get you through.your faith has made you strong thus far, so hang on to it. We will keep you in our prayers

Cindy Bush
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Marie & family,

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Cindy Bush

Glendon & Maribel Widrick
   Posted Sat December 21, 2013
Marie & family,
We are sorry to hear about your husband & father's passing. It is so good to hear he was at peace to the end. God Bless You as you move on and miss such a great family and Godly man.

Jeff and Joan Bruckman
   Posted Sun December 22, 2013
Marie and Family
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Husband and Father. he will be missed, but try to remember all of the good times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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