Robert Achille Ferrando, Sr.

Ferrando Bob

Full Name
Robert Achille Ferrando, Sr.

Date of Birth
Friday, September 4th, 1931

Date of Death
Saturday, May 1st, 2021


Robert Achille Ferrando, Sr. age 89, of Erie and formerly long time resident of Lake City, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born in Erie on September 4, 1931 a son of the late Achille and Marie Gentile Ferrando.

He graduated from Academy High School and served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Bob started out as a used car dealer with partner, Jack Crotty at Manor Auto Sales in 1956. In 1969, he and Jack opened up Crotty Ferrando Chevrolet – Oldsmobile in Corry, PA. Then in 1980 Bob and his son Robert J founded Bob Ferrando Ford World in Girard, PA which they ran together until his retirement in 1995.

Bob loved automobiles and collected antique automobiles and trucks throughout his life.  He was a diehard New York Yankee fan and loved playing softball. He was arguably one of the longest home run hitters to ever play slow pitch softball in Erie. He also enjoyed golf, bowling, playing pool and playing gin with his buddies, “the breakfast club”. He was a member of the Kahkwa Club and the Nova Aurora Club. Later in life, he also enjoyed spending time at his home in Naples, Florida. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, D. Carole Koehler Ferrando along with two sons:  Robert J. (Anne) Ferrando, of Lake City; Stephen (Diana) Ferrando, of Florida; and two daughters: Shawn Ferrando, of Florida and Juli Ferrando (Louis Ilias Athanasakos), of Erie; two grandchildren: Nicholas Ferrando of New York City and Aaron Ferrando.  He is further survived several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call at the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services at West Ridge, 3801 West 26th St. on Wednesday May 5th from 4 to 8pm.  Private entombment will be in in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum with Rev. Michael DeMartinis, Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th St. Erie, PA 16505. 

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services West Ridge - 3801 W 26th St Erie, PA 16506

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