Earl D. Ferrington, age 87 of Highland Grove, died November 3, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 18, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Francis and Merle (Fleehr) Ferrington, and loving husband of the late Donna Louise (Gibson) Ferrington. Earl honorably served in the US Army in France during the Korean War.
Following his military service, he worked for Continental Can as a sign painter, along with various other jobs with the business. He retired after 32 years of dedicated service with the company. Earl was a lifetime member of the Highland Grove United Methodist Church and was also a former Mason. In his free time, he loved to travel with his family on spur-of-the-moment road trips, making many memories that his family will cherish.
Earl was also a friendly and familiar face in the Highland Grove neighborhood. He loved to tend to his yard and was always there to lend a helping hand to others whether it be mowing their lawn or shoveling snow. Earl’s approachable and kind nature will be missed by his family and many friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his children, Keith (Bonnie) Ferrington of Liberty Borough, Charles (Patricia) Ferrington of San Antonio, TX, and Barbara (the late William) Lockhart of Highland Grove; grandchildren, Keith Jr., Kevin, and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Jason, Michael, Ryan, Austin, Evan, Tyler, and Emma; and nephews, Robert and Richard Volk. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Devon Ferrington; and brother, William H. Ferrington.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Highland Grove United Methodist Church, 2909 Highland Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132. Pastor Karen Hecht will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance at www.ocrfa.org or to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at www.bcrf.org. Arrangements are entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Originally published November 04, 2017.