August 9, 1917 - September 4, 2020
Lewis “Lew” Alfred Fergerson, 103, of North Syracuse, died Friday, September 4, 2020 at his daughter’s home in Marietta, Georgia. Lewis was a lifelong resident of North Syracuse and was a descendent of the original Fergerson Family who first settled in North Syracuse in 1826. His services have been set for Tuesday, August 24th at 12 noon preceded by calling hours from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Masonic and Eastern Star Services, at 11:45 a.m., will be by Memorial Lodge and Centerville Chapter. Burial will be in North Syracuse Cemetery. Lewis was a 1937 graduate of North Syracuse Union Free High School and then went on to attend Central City Business Institute and Syracuse University. From 1946-1951, he was a member of the North Syracuse Union Free Board of Education and as the district became centralized, he served as Treasurer from 1952-1984. He was instrumental in the construction of six elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school during his term as treasurer of the district. In 1981, he received the Certificate of Merit Award from the New York State School Board’s Association. He retired from Die Molding Corporation in 1979, where he was Treasurer and Vice President of the corporation for 35 years. In 2009, he was inducted into the North Syracuse Central School District Wall of Distinction. A member of many organizations, Lew was a Life Member of the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department, past president of the Syracuse Chapter of Tax Executives Institute Incorporated, as Treasurer of Central City Business Institute, a 43 year member of the North Syracuse Rotary Club, the National Financial Committee of the Society of Plastic Industry, Inc. in New York City and was a lifelong member of Andrews Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Centerville Lodge No. 648 F&AM and Central City Bodies of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in the Valley of Syracuse. He received the Grand Lodge of the State of New York 70-year service award. He was also a Life member and Past Patron of Centerville Chapter No. 185, Order of the Eastern Star. In 1978, he joined the Board of Directors of the North Syracuse Cemetery Association where he served as Treasurer, then Vice President until his becoming an Emeritus member in 2015. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Walter Fergerson; sisters, Gloria McCurdy and Nina Fergerson and his loving wife, Ruth Bradford Fergerson, to whom he was married for 56 years. Surviving are his daughter, Sondra Corso; three granddaughters, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Crockett of Marietta, GA, Rebecca Corso of Romeoville, IL and Megan (Eric) Walradth of North Syracuse; four great grandchildren Jace Walradth, Kiante Crockett, Ray Crockett and India Crockett and grand dog, Jazzy. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to charity.
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