William C. Ferguson, 87, died on June 15, 2012.
Born in 1924 in Terre Haute, Ind., he spent his childhood years in Evansville, Ind., being raised by his parents, Claude and Emma Ferguson. He joined the Army in 1942 and spent three years in the European Theatre of Operations as well as here in the United States. It was at his final military assignment, a prisoner of war guard in Westfield, N.Y., that he met his future wife of 67 years, Connie Ippolito.
He and Connie settled in Westfield for the next 62 years before moving to Port Orange, Fla., in 2008 to be closer to family. He worked as a baker and ultimately owned the Westfield Bakery. At the same time, he owned and operated a grape farm. Bill was a kind, compassionate and loving man who was devoted to his Lord, his wife and his family. He was a willing caregiver to anyone in need. He will be missed greatly.
William C. Ferguson
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Carmen. He is survived by his beloved wife Connie, son Bill (Diana) of Port Orange, granddaughter Cindy Itkoff (Michael) of Ponte Vedra Beach, great-grandchildren Charlie and Lila Itkoff and sister Rosemary of Evansville, Ind.
Funeral services were at Our Lady Of Hope Catholic Church in Port Orange at 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 27 with Father Christopher Hoffman officiating. Burial will be at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Westfield at a later date. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, a donation in his name be made to Our Lady Of Hope Catholic Church, 4675 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange, Florida, 32128.