The sun and stars shone brighter on October 19, 2023, as James Dean Ferris passed from this world.
Jim was born on April 1, 1964, in Arlington, VA to Edith Ness (of Mineral, VA) and the late Golden (Tom) Ferris, who passed in June 2023.
Jim lived in the Northern Virginia area most of his life. He worked for the United States Postal Service for over 25 years. He began as a service technician and rose to manager of vehicle maintenance for Northern Virginia, with one of the largest fleets in the U.S. He had an acumen for diagnosing vehicle issues.
He also had great electrical skills and helped many people with home projects. He gave much of his time and skills to others and was known for his generosity of time. He held to his values and belief that leading a good life was simply adhering to the Ten Commandments, and confronted injustice even when it cost him.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a stepbrother, Ron and stepsister, Carol; former partner; and other extended family and friends.
Interment will be in Conestoga Memorial Park in Lancaster, PA at a later date.