John W. Ferris

October 2, 1939 ~ February 15, 2021 (age 81)


John W. “Bill” Ferris of Bradford, PA passed away peacefully on February 15, 2021 due to complications from an accidental fall. Born October 2, 1939 he was the son of the late William W. Ferris and Beatrice Lola Corwin Ferris.

Bill was a graduate of Bradford Area High in 1957. He was a Veteran in the U. S. Army. After his service he settled in Philadelphia and began a long career with United Airlines. Bill retired in 2001. He was a grateful member of Alcoholic Anonymous; living sober one day at a time for 20,038 days.

Beloved husband of Nancy Suzann Ferris for 55 ½ years. He was a Loving Father to Sue’s children; Robert Hough (Cindy), Marsha Kayfield (Ron), Gerald Ferris (Roberta), Sheila Whiteside (Bob), Nancy Wood and the late Bruce Ferris. Cherished grandfather of Amanda, Christy, Travis, Matthew, Brigid, Bobbie, Marcus, Candace, Jason, Kenneth, John, the late Ryan and Amber and great grandfather of 28. He is survived by his sister Jane Sostakowski (Carl), Niece: Rebecca Frank, Nephews: Michael Sostakowski (Sue), Joseph Sostakowski (Mary), Grandnephews & Nieces; Alexis, Anthony, Zackery (Amanda), Adelynne, & Hunter including many dear cousins and friends in the community. He was well respected and loved by many "Friends of Bill" where he offered his experience, strength, and hope to all those interested in being "Sober One Day at a Time."

A private memorial is being planned for late spring or early summer.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John W. Ferris, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of John W. Ferris
© 2021 O'Leary Funeral Home Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy