Harry J. “Fergie” Ferguson of Trumansburg passed away at home on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the age of 67.
Harry was born on July 28, 1954 in Ithaca a son of the late Harry Byron and Violet (Cahill) Ferguson. He worked as a groundskeeper and landscaper at Ithaca College for 36 years prior to retiring in 2009. An avid outdoorsman, Harry spent many hours tending to his greenhouse and was a master gardener. He was a member of Car Pride and loved working on his old cars with his son and brothers.
Harry is survived by his children, son Harry Ferguson Jr.; daughter Vicki (Raymond) Whittaker; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emmalee, William, Violet, and Aurora; siblings Kathleen Discoll, Quintin Gilpatrick, Timothy Ferguson, and Arthur Ferguson; mother in law, Shirley Groom; close friend and breakfast buddy, Tom “Bullwinkle” Carrier; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Karla Ferguson in 2019; and a sister, Patricia Stansfield.
The family will be present to receive friends from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street Trumansburg. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 1:00pm at the funeral home.
The family asks those that would like to make a donation in Harry’s memory to kindly consider CareFirst Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870.
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