Robert Alexander (Jr) Ferry

September 2, 1935 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 86)


Robert Alexander Ferry Jr. (aka “Chick”) (b. September 02, 1935 – d. March 10, 2022) passed away at home peacefully after a short battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 86 with his devoted partner of 23 years, Becky, at his side. Bobby was born in Clinton, MA of Italian and Scottish ancestry. He was a good student and excelled in school sports, such as baseball, football, and basketball. His long career in sales for Quaker Oats brought him to California in the 1960’s and he fell in love with the Golden State even though he left a part of his heart in Massachusetts. 

Bobby was a true Renaissance man.  He enjoyed travel and anything outdoors.  He could often be found working in his beautiful home garden, spending the day strolling at a local festival or golfing the back 9 at his favorite course, one of the many hobbies in which he excelled. He was also a voracious reader and loved to constantly expand his mind with the writings of great scholars on topics such as history and politics. Bobby was most happy with the simple things in life like watching his beloved Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, or 49ers and enjoying a delicious meal (preferably pasta) with his loved ones. He was so proud of all his children and grandchildren and bragged about them whenever the opportunity presented itself. He never knew a stranger and would always make you feel welcome.  Anyone that truly knew him knew he had such a big heart. Bobby was someone who appreciated life and exemplified kindness. He had an easygoing personality and great sense of humor that lit up any room. Everyone that was lucky enough to know Bobby loved him. He is survived by his loving partner, Rebecca Gonzales, his wife Marcia Ferry, his 3 children Lee Wasserman (Tim), Robert Ferry (Deborah) and Michael Ferry (Susan) as well as 4 grandchildren Kyle Wasserman, Alec Ferry, Lauren Ferry, and Steven Ferry. 

In his final days he told his beloved Becky that he “lived a wonderful life and had no regrets.”  He loved fiercely and deeply, and we take comfort in knowing that Bobby is now at peace, surrounded by light.

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