PORT ALLEGANY - Gertrude Ferguson, 78, of Bel Air, Md., formerly of Port Allegany, passed away on Saturday (May 5, 2012) at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air.
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She was the daughter of Louise Hurff Repple and Lyle C. Repple. On April 27, 1957, she married Roy Ferguson, who passed away Nov. 3, 2000.
Surviving is one son, William L. Ferguson (Lyn) of Hinsdale, N.Y.; one daughter, Deborah L. Snyder (Dean) of Bel Air; five grandchildren, Brandy (Matt) Smith of Williamsport, Tyler (Shelly) Ferguson of Manchester, N.H., Kacy Ferguson of Hinsdale, and Kristi and Ashley Snyder, both of Bel Air; and four great-grandchildren, Kayden and Kameron Smith of Williamsport and McKenzie and Grace Dombeck of Manchester.
A graduate of Hornell High School and Russell Sage College in New York, she had a bachelor of science degree in physical education, which she taught at several schools. She also worked at Ethan Allen for 11 years.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and loved gardening, yard work and traveling. She was active with her grandchildren and dedicated to family. She enjoyed spending time with her beloved dog, "Krash."
At her request, there will be no visitation. Mrs. Ferguson will be buried in Fairview Cemetery in Port Allegany, where a graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Garen Smith, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 12 Church St., Port Allegany, PA 16743.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home in Port Allegany.
Memory tributes may be sent to the family at mccomasfuneralhome.com
Online condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Bradford Era from May 8 to May 14, 2012