Obituary, Richard B. Ferris

Richard B. Ferris

Mason, MI

Richard B. Ferris, 92, of Mason, Michigan, passed away September 25, 2014. He was born on May 4, 1922 in Eaton Rapids, Michigan to the late Jay and Violet (Hertzberg) Ferris. He graduated from Eaton Rapids High School. Richard proudly served in the US Navy during WWII on the USS Franklin. A life-long resident of Aurelius Twp. and Mason, he was the former Assistant Postmaster at the Mason Post Office and a Scoutmaster for over 20 years. He enjoyed photography, stamp collecting, and coin collecting in his spare time. He was known for his bright iris beds and was a master gardener. Richard also loved travelling with Elder Hostel.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy. Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Elaine J. Ferris, Dewayne J. (Kaye) Ferris, Gary R. (Linda) Ferris, and David A. Ferris; grandchildren, Jessica, Timothy, Lesley, Heather, Stephanie, Kenneth, Raylene, Patrick, and Joelynn; and great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Madison, Katelyn, Zoe, Dante, and Dominic.

Memorial Services were held Thursday, October 2, 2014. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church of Mason Camping Scholarships, 201 E. Ash Street, Mason, MI 48854; or Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes,

564 South Main Street, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Published in Lansing State Journal from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, 2014

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