John H. Ferner, 77, of Tyrone, died Thursday. Son of the late J. Lynne Ferner and Helen Shaffer of Tyrone. He married Louise (Lake) Ferner on September 26, 1964.
John is survived by his wife, Louise; their three sons: Greg (Lori) Ferner of Tyrone, Kevin (Julie) Ferner of Tyrone and Todd (Tifany) Ferner of Houston, Texas; grandchildren: Taylor, Kathryn, Madison, Ryan, Carley, Sydney, Tyler and Chance; and sisters: Linda (James) Delbaggio of Delmont, Mary Ann (James) Scordo of Tyrone and Suzanne (Terry) Zeek of Tyrone.
John worked for 39 years at the Westvaco paper mill in Tyrone, until the day it closed in 2001. John, along with other community leaders, formed Team Ten LLC and reopened the paper mill as name of American Eagle Paper Mill in 2003. He was President of American Eagle Paper Mill from 2003 until his retirement in 2012.
John was an active member of the Tyrone community. He served on the Tyrone School Board from 1980 to 1988 as an elected member and chair for several years. He was a member of the board of directors for Camp Anderson and the Huntingdon County Rail Authority.
John was an active member of the Spruce Creek United Methodist Church and held various positions within the Church.
John was a real family man. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and loved his wife, Louise dearly. He loved golf and racing cars. He was passionate “Car guy”, who along with his friends sponsored a local driver and attended races and auto shows in the area.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021 at Warriors Mark United Methodist Church, 1950 Centreline Road, Warriors Mark, with the Reverend Pat Shope as officiant. Interment will follow at Graysville Cemetery in Franklin Township.
Friends will be received at church Sunday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 to 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made at Camp Anderson, PO Box 221, Tyrone, PA 16686; or Ferner Field, c / o Tyrone Borough, 1100 Logan Ave., Tyrone, PA 16686.
Arrangements are made by Bruce E. Cox Funeral Home, Warriors Mark.