Reverend Dr. Gene Malcolm Ferguson (STH ’57, ’80)

This obituary was originally posted by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and can be found here.

Rev. Dr. Gene Malcolm Ferguson is reunited in heaven with his beloved wife of 62 years, the late Joy Reeves. Devoted father of Lori Jean (Klaus) Schonrank, James Alexander (Lillian) Ferguson; grandfather of Nathan Alexander (Christine) Ferguson, Wesley Malcolm Ferguson, Bret William (Kelli) Oldfield, Lindsay Leigh (Scott) Hannon; great-grandfather of Alexis Lee and Miranda Rae Ferguson, Connor Scott and Audrey Leigh Hannon, and Harper Rae Oldfield; brother of the late Patricia (John) Volker and uncle of Sean (Trish), Emma and Connor Fogarty. A graduate of Heidelberg College, Tiffin OH (B.A. degree) and Boston University School of Theology, Boston MA (S.T.B. and D. Min. degrees), Rev. Dr. Gene Ferguson was ordained Deacon in 1955 and ordained Elder in 1957, Genesee (Upper New York) Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. Gene Ferguson served as Pastor of The Methodist Church, LaGrange OH, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, West Webster NY, Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester NY, District Community Minister, Rochester District Urban Ministries, Interim District Superintendent, Rochester NY, President, Genesee Ecumenical Ministries, Senior Pastor, Kenmore United Methodist Church, Kenmore NY and Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Jamestown NY. Upon retirement in 1995 following 40 years of service, Rev. Dr. Gene Ferguson served as part-time Pastor of Outreach Ministries at Hurlbut Memorial Community United Methodist Church, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua NY and during this time served as member (9 years), and President (3 years) of the Board of Trustees, The United Methodist House, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua NY.