Earl L. Ferguson

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  • "Saying "good-bye" to Earl is almost like bidding farewell..."
    - Beverly DuVal
  • "I miss you so my beloved Earl but you are now out of pain..."
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Earl L. Ferguson, 101, formerly of Philadelphia, died peacefully, June 22nd. Mr. Ferguson was born September 17, 1914 in Fountain Springs, PA.
He worked 45 years for the Reading Railroad starting as a messenger clerk. He eventually served as Special Agent to the General Manager, as Personal Representative to the Vice President, Yardmaster for numerous train yards and Terminal Manager for Philadelphia. During his final four years with the Reading, Mr. Ferguson was Manager of Labor Relations and Personnel Director for the entire system for the trainmen, conductors, engineers and firemen. He retired December 30, 1975.
Earl had the ability to recognize and solve problems. He had a sense of fairness, was sympathetic and understood the people in his charge, was compassionate, congenial and to his death some of his former staff were still contacting him.
Earl loved sports - baseball, football, boxing. Later he became interested in golf and became an avid golfer. He was a 72 year member of Richmond Lodge #230 F&AM, a 70 year 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Lulu Shrine in
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Disque Ferguson and his brother, Lester J. Ferguson. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janice Ferguson; children: Robert E. Ferguson, Jane Begley, and Ruth Quinn; stepsons: Rich Hoffer, Randal Hoffer, and Edward Hoffer; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held September 17th in Sun City, Arizona. Donations may be made to the Shriners' Children's Hospital, your local Hospice, or Sun Health Research Institute.
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Published in Daily News-Sun on July 9, 2016