Donald E. Ferris, age 92, lifetime resident of Interlaken passed away at Cayuga Medical Center on Sunday (October 21, 2018).
The family will be present to receive friends from 11 a.m. to Noon on Saturday (October 27, 2018) at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 So. Main Street, Ovid. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at Noon at the funeral home. Prayers of Committal will follow the service at Lake View Cemetery in Interlaken.
The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in Don’s memory to kindly consider the Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 E. River Street, Waterloo, NY 13165.
Don was born in Ovid on February 16, 1926, a son of the late Edgar and Jessie (Porter) Ferris. He operated his own dairy farm for many years before taking a job at Dalrymple Vineyards where he worked for 26 years. Don loved working outdoors, caring for his flower gardens, and riding his beloved John Deere lawn mower.
Don is survived by his wife of 62 years, Constance Ferris; daughter, Marlene (Mark) Stein; three grandchildren Rusty (Sarah Smith) Kerns, Ashley (Kevin Mueller) Stein, and Leah (Anthony) Hernandez; two step-grandchildren Alissa (Dave) Knorr and Jess Stein; and three great-grandchildren Quinton Paul, Andre Owen, and Mila Faith.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his son, Paul Ferris in 2014.