Arthur M. Ferrari Jr., 75, a life long resident of South Scranton, died Tuesday morning at Regional Hospital. His wife, the former Sandra L. Pringle, died September 16, 2010. The couple was married 39 years.
Born in Scranton, Son of the late Arthur and Frances Costanzo Ferrari he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Known as the “Knife Man”, he worked at the family business, Scranton Grinder and Hardware as a knife, cutlery and sharpening salesman for his entire career. A member of the former St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Scranton, he most recently attended the Moscow United Methodist Church. He served six years with the National Guard as a Chaplain’s Assistant. For over 40 years he served as Chaplain for the Chinchilla Hose Company, a position he was continually elected to. A faithful blood donor for many years, he met his wife while she was a nurse with the Red Cross. He continued donating until his cancer diagnosis in 2006.
Surviving are a daughter Sarah Shoff, husband Michael, Scranton; his companion Joan Ludwikowski, Scranton; a brother Louis Ferrari, wife Helene, Roaring Brook Twp.; an Uncle William Costanzo, S. Abington Twp.; two grandsons Asher and Elias Shoff and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Ferrari in February 2019.
A Celebration of Arthur’s life will be held Tuesday at 7pm in the Corey Brian Strauch Services, LLC, funeral home location, 602 Birch Street, Scranton, PA 18505, with the Rev. Jean Blackie, pastor of Moscow United Methodist Church, to officiate. Interment will be private in Dunmore Cemetery. Private Cremation took place at Strauch’s Pocono Crematory, Gouldsboro.
A visitation will be held Tuesday from 4-6:45PM in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, the Chinchilla Hose Company or WPEL Broadcasting.
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