A photo of Thomas C. “Tom” Ferguson

Thomas C. “Tom” Ferguson

October 30, 1938 - January 22, 2021


Thomas C. “Tom” Ferguson, age 82, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021.

Born in Bedford, PA on October 30, 1938, he was a son of the late Thomas C. and Sarah (Pearl) Ferguson. Tom proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church, where he was also an usher and Board of Trustee fellow. He always rooted for Pittsburgh sports teams, and enjoyed spending time with his many friends and family, especially his grandson.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Murphy; brother-in-law, Byron Murphy and sister-in-law, Sharen Ferguson. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Donna; daughters, Melanie and Tammy (Jim); brothers, Raymond (Carol) of Elkton, MD, Harold of Altoona, PA and Robert (Liz) of Hillsdale, PA; aunt, Winifred Edevane; grandson and Pop’s best buddy, Michael Hand; several cousins, nieces, and nephews; and many dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Kingswood United Methodist Church, 300 Marrows Road, Newark, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 11 am.

The family of Tom would like to thank the staff at Encompass and Seasons Hospice for their kindness and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to Kingswood United Methodist Church, 300 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19713.


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20 Condolences for Thomas C. “Tom” Ferguson

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Tom aka Pops was a wonderful, caring, loving man who touched the hearts of many and will certainly be missed. I hope in time you can find comfort in the beautiful memories you all have. We will never forget you love ALWAYS#3 aka Flo. ❤ ❤ ❤

  • Deepest sympathy to Donna and family..

  • We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Tom. We love you guys and are thinking and praying for you daily. We wish we could be there with you. I will miss his hugs. Love you Sally and family.

  • Dear Donna, Melanie, Tammy and family,
    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your families.

    Tom is a wonderful man. The video shows such great love and happiness you all share. There was a special sparkle in his eye when he looks at that handsome young man at his side!

    Tom is also a Son of our Heavenly Father. I know Father welcomed him Home with the great love and joy that only a parent can know as they welcome a child home after a great journey. And I’m sure Tom heard Father say “Well done my Good and Faithful servant”!He also is back in the loving arms of Aunt Pearl and Uncle Tommy.

    One of many truths of the great blessing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that Life Is Eternal. And our families can be Eternal, if we choose them to be. I can see very clearly that you all have chosen to be an Eternal Family. As difficult as this time of separation is, invite the Holy Spirit into your heart. He will bring Comfort, peace and encouragement as only he can do.

    Know that Tom is only a whisper away. You will feel his love surround you. He is still there to share your joys and to love you as he always has. You just have to listen with your Heavenly Ears!

    And he will be at the head of the throng with those big, strong arms open arms open wide, and that big, beautiful smile to welcome you Home, to Your Eternal Family!

    With much love, Steve and Denise (Ferguson) Summers

  • Tom was a special cousin,we will minn him.

  • Tom was a wonderful person. We grew up together in Altoona. His family and my family were close because our Dads
    were close. Did a lot of visiting in the early years. Sorry for your loss. Praying for you!

  • What a beautiful video. Your dad will be missed by the many people he has touched over the years. May God continue to bring comfort and peace to your hearts. Rest in peace Tom.

  • Mel Tammy and Mom my prayers are with you during this time. He was a true friend to everyone and always had a smile and hug for me when I stopped by. I will miss him. Love Sherry

  • Dear Donna and Family,

    I am praying that the love and comfort of the Lord Jesus will be yours during this sad time!

    Tom was an incredible person and a great friend/cousin. He was so kind and a friend to so many!

    I know you will miss Tom so much. Faith and I will continue to pray for you all!


  • Mel and Tammy, I’m so sorry for your loss. My most sincere condolences to you and all the family. Wishing you all the best.
    -Jim H

  • We were so sorry to hear about Tom. Always the perfect gentleman. Enjoyed working with him over the years at A&P. Taught me so much in those years. Had great times playing softball against other stores. Pretty good 3rd baseman! We will miss him.

  • The Ferguson’s and many others are missing an amazing man. But one day we will be reunited as he is a believer in our Savior. Until we meet again on that beautiful day.

  • Donna and family our prayers are with you I’m sure Tom and dad are up in heaven talking shop. Peace, Lil Seward and family.

  • I am so sorry for the loss of Tom. He will be greatly missed by everyone that he touched in life. May God Bless Donna and family during this time and always

  • DAD – My Angel
    Your battle is now over-no more pain- no more suffering. Dad thank you for being there everyday with me with your love and guidance I needed. You have given me the best things in life, your time, your care and especially your love. I am truly grateful and blessed to have you in my life. I am proud to call you my dad. The greatest dad I ever knew. Now you are my Angel so spread your wings and fly. I love and miss you dad with all my heart. Rest In Peace Dad. I love you very much. Tammy

  • Mrs. Donna, Melanie, Tammy, and family, May God wrap his arms around you all for comfort during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you all. Just remember Tom is now at peace and not suffering any more. Love you all and will continue to keep you in my prayers.

  • Donna, Melanie, Tammy and Jim, Michael.
    We loved Tom very much. We will miss his smiling face. He was a real family man. Our hearts are broken but we know that he is at peace with God.
    Love to you all!
    Karen & Gil

  • Tom you were a great Husband, Father and PopPop. Tom was a wonderful man with a big heart. We all loved you and will miss you very much. You are always on our mind and forever in our hearts. You are not suffering anymore and now you are at peace. I will love and miss you always. Your loving wife.

  • Prayers to the family of a very special brother, where could I ever start to comment on our time we have had from growing up on our farm til when you passed into eternal glory.I feel so bad because we were restricted in not being able to travel to see you but I know you had great caretakers form the start.Rest in peace my brother and we will all have a reunion when we all get home.You will be missed but your suffering is over and you have your reward,Love You.

  • Donna and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are will you and your family.

    Love, Dawn Kane