Monday, August 16, 2010

Ferdinand L. “Ferd” Reisman

Wellsville, NY - Ferdinand L. “Ferd” Reisman, 84, of 3463 Baldwin Road entered into eternal rest with his Savior on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness. He was born July 22, 1926 in Genesee, PA the son of Leonard and Maude (Slocum) Reisman. On September 15, 1947 he married Allene “Penny” Stroyne who predeceased him in 1995. On December 27, 1996 in West Jasper he married Barbara (Waters) Reisman who survives.

Ferd was employed as a foreman for L. C. Whitford Company in Wellsville and the Sciegfried Construction Company in Buffalo. He was a member of the Bible Union Church in Genesee, PA and Local 621 in Olean, NY.

He is survived by two sons, Edward (Jerelyn) Reisman of Portville and Ferdinand (Mary) Reisman Jr. of Atlanta, NY, three daughters, Linda (Bill) Schram of Little Genesee, Melinda (Ray) Kenneson of Kilbuck and Tracey (Joe) Wallace of Bolivar, 13 stepchildren, Don (Gwen) Reisman of Jasper, Pamela (Mark) Ahrens of Hornell, Leonard (Darla) Reisman of Greenwood, Marty (Deborah) Reisman of Whitesville, Rodney (Cheryl) Reisman of Leesburg, FL, Randy (Lori) Reisman of Leesburg, FL, Bradley (Nerissa) Reisman of Arkport, Lisa (Tom) Bailey of Bativia, Faith (Ronald) Davenport of Scio, Elizabeth (Arnold) Waters of Greenwood, Matt (Valerie) Reisman of Pomaria SC, Dixie (Bill) Syx of Pittsboro NC and Richard (Amy) Reisman of Leesburg, FL, 49 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, five sisters, Mary (Don) Waters of Whitesville, Florence (Dick) Dodson of Scio, Pat (Gordon) Hulse and Dottie Bronson both of Virginia and Betty Qustel of Wellsville and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Bonnie Neudeck, four brothers, Dick, Paul, Jim and Leo Reisman and one sister, Arlene Feller.

Friends are invited to a graveside service with military honors on Wednesday, August, 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, South Main Street in Bolivar. Pastor Richard Burns will preside at the service. The family will receive friends at a reception at the Richburg Fireman’s Clubhouse following the service. Memorial donations are suggested to the Bible Union Church, 2030 Hickox-Ulysses Road, Genesee, PA 16923. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. My heartfelt sympathy and condolensces to the entire family. I have not seen Uncle Ferd for quite awhile, however, I remember him with love and amusement. He liked to pick on me when I made my visits and always got homesick. My mom, Margaret Reisman (Peters-Pryhoda) always brought the family to "the country" to visit our aunts and uncles and my times there were always remembered with much happiness. Unfortunately, over the years, the trips became less frequent. I will always remember Uncle Ferd with much love and, again, extend my very sincerest sympathy to the family.
    (Neice) Sandra (Peters) Fazio

  2. Dear Ed, Joe and I would like to express our sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father...Our thoughts and prayers are with you all... God Bless...Joe & Joree Tavano

  3. I worked with Ferd from 1994 to 2001. He was always the first one on the job in the morning. he enjoyed working hard, and never complained about any task asked to do. He was a good friend and I will miss him. I always enjoyed his stories about all the construction projects he worked on in his career, when he was in the war and when he grew up in Andover. A pleasure to know, someone you could always count on. I want to express my thoughts and prayers to the family. If I know Fred he is in Heaven now looking for chores that needs doing.
    Randy Heckman

  4. I am sorry to hear about the loss of Ferd. He was a kind, warm hearted person that touched everyone's heart. Your in my thoughts and prayers.


  5. My deepest condolences to the family. Ferd and I met many times at the family reunions when Margie was still alive. I am sure he will be deeply missed. A memorial donation is being made on behalf of myself and my beloved Margie (Peters-Pryhoda) to the Bible Union Church in Ferd's memory.
    With deepest sympathy, I am
    Joseph Pryhoda