OBITUARY

Robert William Ferris

August 30, 1941January 9, 2021

Robert William Ferris, also known as "Bob" or "Fuzzy" 79 of Oak Island, North Carolina, beloved father of Farrah Elizabeth Ferris passed away at his home on January 9, 2021.

Mr. Ferris was born August 30, 1941 in Manhattan, New York to the late James and Marion Ferris.

He will be traveling to California to join his daughter Robyn Marie Ferris (January 8, 1980 - June 1, 1997) whom is buried in the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. Farrah will be accompanying him via Delta Airlines. Robert served in the US Navy and was a retired Delta Airlines employee having worked for them for 43 years. He was also a full-time soccer coach for the Arsenal Futbal Club of Cal South.

In addition to his daughter Farrah, he is survived by his two grandchildren, Ricky and Emily; three brothers, Anthony, Gary, and Randy Stampone; several cousins; and many loving friends throughout California.

His daughter Farrah would like to give a special "thank you" to Dr. Newsom and staff for their loving care and the excellent treatment given to Robert.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.

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Marvin Foss

January 25, 2021

What can I say about Bob that hasn't already been expressed by people before me...not much...therefore, I will just say...In the 11 years I knew Bob..we have a Yiddish word...He was a 'MENSCH' .

Bob Payton

January 25, 2021

Very few of us get to experience deep, sincere friendships for 50 years or so, but those of us who met Fuzzy in the early 70s while we worked in the airline industry are the lucky ones.

Bob's wonderful personality, his ingenuity and insight, were all gifts to those of us who knew him and enjoyed that very special friendship.

He was "That Man" in every phase of his life.

While he was battling Parkinson's, I never heard a word of complaint from him. Even when he and Farrah moved to North Carolina, he remained positive and upbeat in our phone calls.

A close group of nearly life long friends have lost our leader.

A special appreciation to Farrah for being the kind of daughter we all wish to have for her watching over and caring for him during the past several years.

We'll miss you, and love you, Fuzzy.

Bob and Alex Payton

Perry Giltz

January 20, 2021

I met Fuzzy on my first day working at JWA (1991) . He made an immediate impression with his friendly demeanor & colorful introductions to the rest of the SNA team. I’ll always cherish the instant camaraderie he fostered and the long lasting friendship that followed. What a guy! With loving memories, Perry

Patrick Love

January 18, 2021

What a great guy he was, he was one if the first I worked with when I transfered to SNA.
Always fun to work with always willing to lend you a hand no matter what he was doing.
He loved playing cards with the boys. Lots of laughter.
Anytime I saw the contract in his hand I knew he was "stirring the pot", it was actually funny.
Within the last 5 years or so I started playing cards, he would coach me on ocassion. I will miss him as a friend and mentor.
Untill we meet again Fuzzy, God Speed Now, enjoy you last flight.
Farrah thanks for taking care of your daddy.

Ben Honorof

January 17, 2021

I must ( in airline terms use the word " Add-on".)
Bob had a way about him that just
Made you feel happy just by talking to him.
Bobby ( Fuzzy) was much more than a Big Brother,
He was a Gift From God .
Go with God good friend. Miss you dearly,
Benji - Boy. ( Ben Honorof )

Ben Honorof

January 17, 2021

I met Bobby ( Fuzzy, or The Fonz) about July of 1975 when my airline career job allowed me to transfer into the " Santa Ana, Orange County , California station. My experience at SNA lasted from 7/1975 thru
11/1989, when I relocated to Seattle.
The fun memories of SNA will always stay in my heart, and
Bob Ferris is one if them.
So many words of love , ( describing Fuzzy ) come to my mind..
I don't think these nice adjectives describe my friend, , but I will try.
Wisdom, Enthusiasm, Joy, Humor, Respect, Encouragement, Understanding, and Athletic & Sportsmanship come to mind.
A cute story ( and 1 of many) come to mind from early 1989 or 1988.
Bob was visiting my ( home and family, and my (then 12 year old son " Michael" ) was playing with his good friend, whose name happens to be
" Robert Pharis".
I told Fuzzy that I had to make a cute, very rare introduction to him.
So while my son and his friend were playing " Nintendo" or Atari" or
something, I interrupted the boys and announced to everyone around.
"I want to introduce my friend Robert Ferris to Robert Pharis"!
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How about that, they both had the same name, but last name spelled
different.
Yeah, I'll always miss my friend Bob Ferris.
Save a place setting in Heaven for me Fuzzy around the card table.
Your. Friend,
Ben ( Benji ) Honorof

shirley reed

January 16, 2021

Bobby "Hebahaba" was my jr and sr highschool crush. He was super classic guy!!!

Lea Love

January 16, 2021

I met Bob in 1978 when I transferred to Orange County Airport with Hughes Airwest. He was so fun to work with but penmanship not so good.Ha! We had some great times playing cards in operations before the airplanes came in. He was so hard to beat at hearts and loved the victory. We also worked in cargo together he being my forklift driver. And sweeping the warehouse spotless. He also would work on his girls soccer team line-ups and what practice would consist of. He also was quite the prankster. But all in good fun. He loved his girls so very very much and was a devoted father. He was so proud of Farrah and Robyn with a fathers heart. You knew those girls were loved.
Farrah, what a beautiful woman you are inside and out. You took such good care of your dad and he truly appreciated it. But it was time to go home to God. You will see him again and until then he will Rest In Peace . And you... continue in life knowing he is with you forever. And thrive Farrah because I know your dad wants you happy.
Thank you Fuzzy for ... YOU.. one in a million.

Alan Kasubuchi

January 16, 2021

I met Fuzzy in 1968 at the John Wayne Airport. I was a punk 18 years old just out of HS. Bob has always been a Big Brother to me. I was in awe of his accomplishments. He was a veteran, he was a sharp dresser and he drove a Shelby Cobra. lol
I learned a lot being around Bob. If I had to use one word to describe Bob it would be "INTERGRITY".
I will miss him dearly.
Thank you Farrah for making his life good to the end.

CHI CHI TAKACH

January 16, 2021

I HAVE KNOWN FUZZY AKA (THE FONZ) SINCE 1966 WHEN I JOINED THE STAFF OF BONANZA AIR LINES IN SANTA ANA CALIF.
WE BECAME FAST FRIENDS AND SHARED MANY, MANY, MANY MAGICAL MOMENTS AS CO-WORKERS AND BEST FRIENDS.

WE SHARED FAMILY & FRIENDS THROUGH OUT OUR CAREERS.
I FELT FORTUNATE TO GET TO KNOW HIS DAUGHTERS FARRAH & ROBIN, MY OH MY, HOW HE LOVED THOSE GIRLS!

WE SPENT MANY HOURS AFTER WORK AT THE CARD TABLE HAVING FUN AND FRIENDSHIP WITH OTHERS IN OUR LIVES.

FUZZ WAS ONE OF THE MOST INTELLIGENT PEOPLE I
EVER MET.

I WILL MISS MY DEAR FRIEND FOREVER (TIL WE MEET AGAIN).

FROM THE FAMILY