Ferdinand G. “Ferdie” Tanner

Ferdinand G. "Ferdie" Tanner

Ferdinand G. “Ferdie” Tanner, 84, of Jamestown, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at Heritage Village R&SN.

Born March 5, 1935 in Stockton a son of the late Byron and Clara Fink Tanner.

He attended Cassadaga Valley Central School.

Ferdie was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.

In his earlier years he worked as a union heavy equipment operator on numerous construction projects. Ferdie then served as Executive officer, Secretary, treasurer for Teamsters Local #649 for over 15 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a member of the Elks, Lakewood Rod and Gun, VFW and American Legion. Ferdie enjoyed working on cars and snowmobiles and telling stories.

Husband of 60 years to the late Joyce M. Larson Tanner who he married December 28, 1957 and died December 9, 2017; father of, Keith G. (Resha) Tanner of W. Columbia, TX and Janelle J. Hoover-Pollock of Clover, SC.; grandfather of Sarah Hoover, Aaron and Ainslea Barber; brother of the late Marie McNeil, Ruth McCusker, Mable Marsh, Lucile Bumpus, Jean Lauricella, Charles, Donald, Byron, John and Earl Tanner. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Jamestown.

Memorials to Huntington’s Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 912, Salado, TX 76571.