James J. Ferrick Sr., 91, of Gilpin Twp., PA, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Brookdale Personal Care Home of Murrysville.
A son of the late Stephen Ferrick and Eva (Sluka) Ferrick, he was born June 16, 1928, in Leechburg, PA.
James was a U.S. Army veteran having served as a SFC during the Korean War receiving a Commendation Ribbon with Metal Pendant and Good Conduct Medal. He was employed as a roller for Allegheny Ludlum in Bagdad for over 40 years before retiring in 1993. At one time, he had been professionally scouted by the Philadelphia Phillies as a catcher. James was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the Allegheny Ludlum Retirees’ Bowling League. In addition to enjoying bowling, he also liked hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include three sons, James J. Ferrick Jr. (Nicki) of Murrysville, Robert S. Ferrick of Gilpin Twp., William R. Ferrick (Susie Walker) of Sacramento, CA; a daughter, Paulette J. Lege (Daniel) of West Leechburg, PA; six grandchildren, Melissa Brown (Russ), Amanda Porter (Rich), Jamie Ferrick, Stephen Ferrick, Molly Ferrick, Noah Ferrick; two great-grandchildren, Brody and Chase Porter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly J. Ferrick in January 2018; great-granddaughters, Emery Elizabeth Porter and Nelly Natalia Porter; and a brother, Paul E. Ferrick.
Friends welcomed by his family on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 10 a.m. until the time of his Blessing service beginning at Noon at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) with the Very Rev. Kenneth G. Zaccagnini, V.F. officiating. Interment following at St. Catherine Cemetery, 614 Evergreen Road, Gilpin Twp.
His family would like to especially thank Bridges Hospice, Brookdale of Murrysville and Logan Place for the kind and excellent care they provided for James.
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