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IRA FERRIS JR., CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER
Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA)
Published: March 6, 1996
LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - Ira S. Ferris Jr., 90, formerly of 714 N. President Ave., died Monday after a brief illness in Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, where he had lived since December.
He was the husband of Dorothy E. Ferris, who died in 1971, and Helen E. Wiker Ferris, who died in 1995. Born in Ocean Grove, N.J., he was a son of the late Ira S. and May Swan Ferris.
A charter member of Westgate Baptist Church, he was a past member and chairman of the board of trustees.
He retired in 1975, having been in the construction business his entire life.
Ferris had been a resident engineer for Armstrong Cork Co.'s research and development laboratory and glass factory addition and for St. Joseph Hospital's new hospital building. He also was resident engineer for the Veterans' Hospital in Lebanon, field engineer for the Lincoln Tunnel and construction and project engineer for the Norfolk Naval Base and Curtis Bay Coast Guard facilities.
In later years, he was self-employed, representing owners and architects on various projects in Lancaster County.
His projects included the Prince Street and Duke Street parking garages, the City of Lancaster's sewer plant, Intelligencer Printing Company, Host Farms Resort Motel, Manheim Township Senior High School, the Kellogg's plant, the Luther Acres addition, Fulton National Bank, Lancaster County Farmers National Bank, St. Philip the Apostle Church, Lancaster County Health & Welfare center, Hess's and Watt & Shand (Park City) department stores and four county bridges.
He had lived for a time in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Surviving are a son, Ira S. III, husband of Susan U. Ferris, of Lancaster; a stepson, Warren Albright Wiker II of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a stepgrandson; and a sister, Margaret F. Carver of Charlestown, W.Va.