Albert "John" Ferry, Jr.

  • Born: July 31, 1945
  • Died: June 23, 2019
  • Location: Ridley Park, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family


Albert "John" Ferry Jr., 73, of Ridley Park passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 31, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Albert Sr. and Minnie Ferry.

John was beloved husband of Phyllis (Morrow) Ferry, loving father of John (Christine) Ferry and Chuck (Monica Oliver) Ferry, and proud grandfather to Layla and Emmaline Ferry.

After graduating high school John enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1965. Following his tour in the Philippines during the Vietnam war he began his career with the Philadelphia Electric Company as a lineman and later a power plant operator, retiring from PECO as a Chief Operator. John remained an active member of the Masonic lodge - Delaware consistory - Nur shrine, and a rider in the Patriot Guard. Those who knew John knew of his love to be outdoors hunting or riding his motorcycle, and at home spending time with his family while enjoying a glass of his homemade wine.

Family and friends are invited to John's visitation on Saturday June 29th from 10:00-12:00, followed by a memorial service at 12:00 PM, both at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home 301 Chester Pike Norwood, PA. All are welcome to share a favorite memory or experience they shared with John during the memorial service. Burial will be private at a later date. For those who would like to join, there will be a memorial motorcycle / car ride on Sunday. Contact John's sons for details.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John's memory to the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia. https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/give/119312/#!/donation/checkout


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Ferry family. I never knew John but I am the current owner of Cherokee N98297 which he also owned back in 1989-1991 so I that makes me the custodian of a piece of his legacy. Based on the other posts here I have to conclude that John was a wonderful man. My condolences to you all.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Posted by Sonny Webster - Fenton, MI   December 08, 2019

Phyllis, and family,

Very sorry for your loss, and that I missed John service. John was a great friend, I always enjoyed visiting with you both at your house in Ridley. I will never forget all the great motorcycle ride with you both and the long ride John and I had together. Every ride with John was a great adventure. I always enjoyed our yearly trip to Myrtle Beach Bike week, through the Outer Banks and the Ocracoke Island Ferry. The great trip to Snow Shoe West Virginia was a great trip with the gang. I still have my bike and now the kids want to ride, so we are starting Hannah and Harrison with riding lessons.

Ken Lutz 610-745-6514

Posted by Ken Lutz - 11 Little Mill Ct Mantua NJ , NJ - Friend   August 08, 2019

Dear Phyllis and family, I am so very sad and sorry for your loss. I thought the world of John and will miss him at future reunions. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very painful time. Sending my love, Vicki Avery (Rossborough)

Posted by A friend   July 01, 2019

John's heart and smile along with the twinkle in his eye were amazing. John had a wonderful presence and he will be sorely missed.

Posted by Terry and Andy Gattone - Tampa, FL - Friend   July 01, 2019

John was so much fun to be around when I had dealings with him in the control room at Eddystone. I will always remember him for his humor and cigars. My condolences to the Ferry Family. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Paul Pedrick - The Villages, FL - Coworker   June 27, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the Ferry Family for the loss of your loved one, Albert, Jr., "John", and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.

Posted by JKH/JW    June 27, 2019

John Ferry was my friend. A good friend. Always a smile, always a positive outlook on life, always a kind word. We did countless Patriot Guard rides for veterans coming home from war, entering a new home built for them after being wounded, or escorting them to their final resting place after standing for hours in flag lines. He never wavered. We liked a good cigar as we watched the eagles (I always told him they were buzzards ha ha) flying over the Muddy Run Storage Pond from the lookout perch when we would stop there on our motorcycle mule s--- run as he would call it. We made so many cycle trips to Lucky Bones in Cape May that I had the menu memorized. I followed that white Shriners decaled Harley for many miles as we would attend Rolling Thunder in DC. I helped him make his homemade wine and witnessed he had mastered the process. I have a lifetime of memories to last me until we meet again. God rest you Billy. I was proud to know you and very grateful I was your friend.

Posted by Snuffy Smith - Naples, FL - Friend   June 27, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with John's Family.I worked with John {Albert} at Eddystone for many years! He was a Great Guy and fun to work with! He will never be forgotten! RIP Buddy!

Posted by Wayne Megonegal - Mt Royal, NJ   June 26, 2019


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Dear Ferry family. I never knew John but I am the current owner of Cherokee N98297 which he also owned back in 1989-1991 so I that makes me the custodian of a piece of his legacy. Based on the other posts here I have to conclude that John was a wonderful man. My condolences to you all. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .​ Up, up the long, delirious burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or ever eagle flew — And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.​