Jun. 27, 1930 Ogdensburg St. Lawrence County New York, USA
Nov. 5, 2006 Ogdensburg St. Lawrence County New York, USA
Basil F. Ferguson was born June 27, 1930, in Ogdensburg, son of Ersel Swerdfeger and Marie Ferguson. He graduated in 1949 from St. Mary's Academy and studied electrical engineering at Canton Agricultural and Technical Institute.
He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1953. Mr. Ferguson retired in 1986 as purchasing agent and warehouse manager for the Higgerson-Buchanan Construction Co., Norfolk, Va. He was a purchasing agent for E.C. Womack and C.R. Royal from 1965 to 1970 and had been employed as project coordinator of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel until 1965. He had also worked as an assistant purchasing agent for the Sparrow Hawk Point warehouse of the Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corp. before transferring to the Great Lake Stock and Bridge, and was an assistant equipment superintendent and crane dispatcher at the Lewiston Power Plant, Niagara Falls. He began his career in 1953 as a weight master and then dispatcher for McConville Inc., a stone quarry.
Mr. Ferguson married Janet Grant on Nov. 20, 1953, at St. Mary's Cathedral. She died in June.
He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral parish and the Ogdensburg American Legion. He enjoyed family gatherings, pets, traveling, and watching televised and local high school sports.
Surviving are a son and his wife, K. "Michael" and Kathleen, Liverpool; three daughters and their husbands, Kerin and Anthony Puccia, Ogdensburg, Lenette "Letti" and Sherman Deloney, Lisbon, and Sheila and Richard Premo, Margate, Fla.; a sister and her husband, Betty and Durwood "Bud" Grant, Ogdensburg; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.