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James Herman FerryJune 8, 1947 ~ July 5, 2017 (age 70)
James Edward Ferry, residing in South Bend, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at his home.
He was born on June 8, 1947 in South Bend to Herman L. and Louise (Dieu) Ferry. He attended John Adams High School, and graduated from Clay High School. He obtained his degree in business from Indiana University, and worked at Bendix Corporation before moving to San Jose, CA, to work for Fairchild, Inc. He was later offered a position at S.C.I. Corp. as vice president and factory manager in Bangkok. He was then offered a similar position in Hungary for one year at S.C.I. Corporation, and then retired.
He proudly served in the United States Navy for five years during the Vietnam war. He was a member of the Edwardsburg V.F.W. Post 2284, and the Michigan Rifle Association. He loved fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Preechaya (Sittipunt) Ferry; his mother, Louise Ferry of South Bend; daughter, Jennifer (Christopher) Ferry-Fisher; sons, Jon Ferry and Todd (Sarah) Ferry; four grandchildren, Eden, Theo, Penny, and Phoebe; along with his sister, Janet (Bruce Fisher) Ferry of Ft. Pierce, FL. James was preceded in death by his father, Herman L. Ferry, on Sept. 29, 2011. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the St. Joseph County Police Department.
Memorial services and military honors will be at 3:00pm on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Palmer Funeral Home—Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.