Ivan "Zeke" G. Ference

Born: Sat., Oct. 28, 1922
Died: Sat., Nov. 3, 2012


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 06, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 06, 2012
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 07, 2012
Location: Sacred Heart Church

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Ivan G. (Zeke) Ference
Ivan was born on October 28th, 1922 to Joseph and Helen (Gledish) Ference in Farrell, PA. He attended Farrell High School. He enlisted in the Army and served during World War II in the European Theatre. On May 10th, 1947 he married Pauline Siwiecki. Ivan worked at Westinghouse for 44 years as a Shearman. In addition to Westinghouse, he had various part time jobs: Sharon Window Cleaning, Mike Mazurek and Son, and Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. He was a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart where he served as an usher, and member of the Sharon Knights of Columbus. Surviving Ivan is his wife Pauline, sons: Robert (Frances) Ference of Hermitage, PA, Gregory (Annette) Ference of Kirkland, WA, Jeffrey (Anita) Ference of Blacklick, OH, Edward Ference and his companion Chris Meriam of Seattle, WA, Dennis (Adele) Ference of Tampa Bay, FL, John “Jack” (Eileen) of Sharpsville, PA, daughters: Mary (Gene) Rust of Masury, OH, Elizabeth Green of Hermitage, PA, Christine (Scott) Niehaus of Pittsburgh, PA, brother Michael Ference of Clark, PA, sister, Violet DaDejko of New Castle, PA, also surviving are 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Timothy, granddaughter Jennifer Green, 8 brothers and 4 sisters.
Friends may call Tuesday November 6th, 2012 from 2 pm – 4 pm and 7 pm – 9 pm in the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday November 7th, 2012 at 11 am in Sacred Heart Church Sharon, PA with father Henry C. Andre officiating.
Internment will take place in St. Marys Cemetery Hermitage, PA.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Sacred Heart Church or a charity of the donors’ choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home

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Karen Roberts
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
I pray for peace to you aunt Pauline. I pray for peace for the whole family. If I could go, Betty, I would hug and cry with you. I am still not over my father's death and uncle Zeke dying just floods my heart with sadness. I have faith and I am sure you do...for once I can say I get it and I understand but I also know that all I can do is pray for the survivors who love him to find peace. May
God Bless all of you with peace. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Helen Yesko Prosser
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
Dear Pauline and Ference Family
May your memories bring you comfort and your faith bring you peace .
My Deepest Sympathy

Antoinette (Kosiba) Lamm
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
Dear Ference family my deepest sympathy to you. It''''s been many years but seeing Ivans photo brings back so many memories of my time at your house and my friendship with Mary. His smile was so memorable. He was such a hardworking father and a very loving man. Again my heart weeps for you all. Love, Antoinette (Kosiba) Lamm

Michelle Welde (Michelle Siwiecki, second oldest to David Siwiecki)
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
My condolences for the loss of such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Aunt Pauline and Zeke were a favorite of my father, David Siwiecki and loved by everyone in our family. I always remember Uncle Zeke with a huge smile since he was always trying to get me to laugh which always showed his love for life and others. I admire the love between Pauline and Zeke, their faith in God and their love of family. Zeke was a true servant of God and God blessed him in many ways. God blessed us by allowing Zeke to touch our lives and for giving him to us for so many years! He will be sadly missed. With love, Michelle, Joel, Brittney, Christopher, and Michael Welde

Rob & Barb Rosche
   Posted Wed November 07, 2012
Jack & the Ference Family,
Please accept our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your father.
May the Holy Spirit comfort you as you celebrate his wonderful life and remember all of the good time.

The Rosche Family

craig and mary rosche
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
Jack and Eileen,

We both know what a difficult time this is and want to send our deepest symathy to both you and the boys - we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary and Craig

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