Dr. Henry Louis Ferguson Jr. passed away on January 13, 2013. He was born on January 20, 1926 to Henry L. Ferguson, Sr, and Verlie Powell in Philadelphia growing up in Manoa Pa. He served in the Army
during World War II
as a combat infantryman with the 5th Armored Victory Division. During his service he received the Bronze Star
and Purple Heart
. He married Doris Adams at Saint Michael Lutheran Church, Germantown, Phila., Pa. in 1949 and they were happily married for over 63 years. He went on to graduate from Penn State University graduating with a double major in French and Education. He later received his Masters degree and Doctor of Education degree from Temple University. He worked for the Upper Dublin School District for 42 years as a teacher at East Oreland Elementary School then as the Principal at Jarrettown Elementary School. Among the many awards received in recognition for his service to the community and the educational program, were the Upper Dublin Medal of Excellence , Gwynedd Mercy outstanding support of the teacher education program, Middle States Association of colleges and schools for outstanding service to education, The Pennsylvania Flag Award for distinguished community service, the Silver Beaver award for outstanding service to scouting and for his selfless service to humanity without regard to race, creed, ethnicity or religious beliefs he was inducted into the Legion of Honor of the Chapel of Four Chaplains. He was always interested in broadening his knowledge and skills through his hobbies, community activities and his commitment to children. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Verlie Ferguson, his brother John and sisters Edna Robinson and Jane Cummings. He is survived by his wife Doris, daughters Linda Stewart and Joan Gabrie, son John; his grandchildren, Michael and Shaun Stewart, Ptah and Han Gabrie, Felicia Stonier and Fiona Ferguson; great grandson, William A. Stonier. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on January 19, 2013 in Henry's honor at the Craft Funeral Home, 814 Bethlehem Pike, Erdenheim, Pa.. All are welcome to meet with the family beginning at 10:00am. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that you celebrate his life of learning and good works by learning something new and with good works of your own or if you wish make a memorial donation to the
, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Phila., Pa. 19106.