William David Baldwin Ferris III passed away in Scottsdale on the evening of Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
Originally a resident of Newtown, Conn., William was born on April 12, 1958 and embarked on an exciting life journey. He grew up on his family’s farm and was active in the local 4H as a young man.
In his adult life he travelled the world and showed his many talents in diverse careers on land and sea while living in Connecticut, England and Arizona.
A deeply religious and faithful man, he was devoted to the Episcopal Church throughout his life. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by love and prayer.
In addition to the countless people he touched throughout his life he is survived by his mother, Jean Walton of Veiques, Puerto Rico; dearly loved sister, Stephanie Scott of Sandy Hook, Conn.; brothers, Ronald and Wayne Ferris of Newtown, Conn.; his beloved terriers Kody, Zoe and Nutley; and best friend, James Bruzzi of Fountain Hills. He is predeceased by his father, William David Baldwin Ferris Jr. of Newtown, Conn.
His family would like to express their sincere thanks and admiration to the medical staff at the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Intensive Care Unit and the clergy at St. Anthony on the Desert Episcopal Church.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at St. Anthony on the Desert Episcopal Church at 12990 E. Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Anthony on the Desert.