Obituary of Beverly Ferstler Thorp
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Beverly Ferstler Thorp, 86, of Cazenovia, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at home with her daughters at her side. She was born on March 31, 1936 in Syracuse to Raymond “Pete” and Leona Stevenson Ferstler. A graduate of Minoa High School in 1953, Beverly married her high school sweetheart Bob on August 14, 1954, together they lived in Cazenovia for over 50 years. Bev enjoyed a career as a Bookkeeper, Secretary and Senior Advocate. Beverly was a communicant of St. James Church and participated with several of their ministries. She was an active volunteer within her community and was proudly recognized as “Older New Yorker of the Year 2020”. Bev was a Charter and Lifetime member of CAVAC, a member of Office of the Aging volunteers, RSVP Bone Builders Program and a driver with CRIS CAT. Beverly also served on the Board of Directors of CASA and was a member of P.E.O. In her free time, Beverly would tend to her gardens, and delighted in making and sending greeting cards to family and friends.
Beverly is survived by her three daughters, Theresa (Don) Richardson of Chittenango, Cynthia Hirt of New Woodstock and Robin Woodworth of Chittenango; a sister, Midge Herrick of Morrisville; sister-in-law, Alice Hayes of Minoa; seven grandchildren, Kyle (Lisa) Hirt, Andrew (Nichole) Hirt, Mallory (Kyle) Polisse, Nichole Richardson, Brett Richardson, Keith Woodworth and Jeffrey Woodworth; 10 great grandchildren as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by Robert F. Thorp, her husband of 63 years, her son-in-law Fred Hirt and her brother, Warren Ferstler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 11 a.m. in St. James Church, 6 Green St. Cazenovia, a Celebration of a Life Well Lived will follow in the church hall. Burial will be at a later date in St. James Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Thorp may be made to P.E.O. Chapter B.T. 4787 Lincklaen Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035, Hospice CNY and of the Finger Lakes, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool NY 13088, CAVAC, 106 Nelson St., Cazenovia, NY 13035 or St. James Church, 6 Green St., Cazenovia NY 13035. To leave a message of sympathy for Beverly’s family, please visit www.michaelebrownfuneralservices.com