About Us

Andrew D. Ferguson III was born in 1963 in Uniontown. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1984 to 1987, as a combat medic attached to the 2/75th Ranger Battalion, 2/77 Armor Battalion and the First Special Forces Group at Fort Lewis, WA, he joined his father at the Ferguson Funeral Home. Since then he has been busy not only with taking care of families at the funeral home but also with many activities in the local community, including:
  • Uniontown Rotary Club President
  • American Cancer Society
  • Easter Seal Society President
  • Uniontown Hospital Board of Trustees
  • National, Pennsylvania, and Southwestern Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Associations
  • United Way board member and past chairman
  • Uniontown Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club
  • Fayette AIDS Task Force and Leukemia Society Celebrity Waiters
  • PA Adopt A Highway sponsor
  • Uniontown Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Williams Hook and Ladder
Andrew resides in Uniontown with his children.
Andrew D. Ferguson Jr. was born in 1940, in Uniontown and graduated from Uniontown High School in 1958. After a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, he attended Grove City College and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. With over 40 years experience as a funeral director, A.D. Ferguson served on the legislative committee of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors and was the past president of the Southwestern and Greater Uniontown Funeral Directors Association. Some of his community and church activities included:
  • Uniontown Rotary Club Board of Directors and 35 year membership
  • Salvation Army Past President and board membership
  • Easter Seals of Fayette County Brace for an Ace Award recipient and honorary board membership
  • Asbury United Methodist Church trustee, pastor/parish relations committee, United Methodist Men’s Bible Class and Sunday School Class
Ferguson was also named Father of the Year in 1976 by the Herald/Standard Newspaper for his devotion to his wife Sandy and his four sons. He has a passion for working on late model stock cars. Ferguson passed away on July 11, 2018.
Jack McFadden was born in 1926, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, serving in the pacific theater until he was honorably discharged in 1946. After graduating with honors from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1948, Jack became a funeral director in 1951 at the Ferguson Funeral Home, supervised from 1960 to 1963, directed from 1967 to 1987, and continued to work as needed after retiring in 1996. His church and community activities included:
  • Uniontown Lions Club member and past board director
  • Connellsville Rotary club member, past board director, and member of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Committee
  • Third Presbyterian Church member and Elder; member and president of the Church Choir
  • Interfaith Care Givers Association Board of Directors
  • Fayette County Easter Seals Society Advisory Board and Equine Therapy Program
Jack, and his wife Betty were married in 1956, and blessed with three children and seven grandchildren.
OBITUARIES

RECENT OBITUARIES

Rhodes
Lois E. Jones Rhodes, age 94, of Uniontown, PA, passed away Friday, July 19, 2024 in her home with her loving family by her side.  She was born January 18, 1930, the daughter of Gordon Thomas Jones and Leo “Lea” Blair Herrington Jones.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Rhodes in 2014; William D. Jones (WW II – MIA), Gordon T. Jones (Marines), Harold H. Jones (Navy) and Blair R. Jones (Army) and sister, Leo Belle Jones Balin Williams (serviced in U.S. Government during WW II); also, son-in-law, Gary Talbott, Sr.   Lois graduated from Uniontown High School with the class of 1948 and attended Uniontown School of Nursing. She was a dedicated home maker for many years and then worked for the Uniontown Hospital Surgical Department. Lois was a member of Great Bethel Baptist Church.   Family was everything to Lois. She was so proud of her siblings for servicing our country during WW II.  She would take her grandsons, Gary, Jr. and Ralph BMX racing throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada. Lois taught her daughter, Linda how to change sprockets on the bike.   She enjoyed taking vacations with family and later taking grandsons to Myrtle Beach, Disney World, Jackson Hole, Death Valley, Grand Canyon and so many other places. In the winter she would take her grandsons and friends skiing.   Lois will be remembered as warm, loving, and always up for bit of fun. She also loved and rescued many cats. Friends and family will miss her sense of humor and her voice on the other end of the phone singing “Happy Birthday” on their special day. Her daughters will forever remember her for all the unconditional love.   Left to cherish Lois’s memory are her loving daughters, Donna Rhodes and Linda Talbott both of Uniontown; grandsons, Gary J. Talbott, Jr., Ralph E Talbott; great grandchildren, Brennan Hartford, Ryder Talbott and Gunar Talbott; brother, Alan Q. Jones of Huntersville, NC; many loving nieces and nephews; and her cat Milkshake.                                    Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA, where the family will receive friends on Monday from 3 until 7 PM. Viewing will continue in the funeral home on Tuesday, July23, 2024 from 10 until 11 AM when a service celebrating Lois’s life will be held at 11 AM with Pastor Patrick Ewing officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.   Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com and on the funeral home Facebook page. The family would like to thank Marla Miller, Barbara Kotlaba, and the late Sally Clark Moore for their special friendship and Robyn and Torre from Amedysis Hospice for their loving care.  
Maust, Karen
Karen Marie Maust, formerly of Uniontown, now of Conemaugh, went home to be with her precious Savior on July 10, 2024. Her husband dear Roland of 50 years was by her side. Eldest daughter of Arthur and Jennie Lee Essig of Massillon, Ohio, she was a 1972 Jackson High School graduate, and attended Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. A lifelong scholar, she served as librarian at both graduate and public levels. She loved sharing God’s Word. A masterful teacher, she skillfully led many women into a deeper understanding of the Bible. Whether in small groups or in settings of over 100 ladies, she had a rare ability to open up the Word of God. Another passion was ministering side-by-side with her husband. Whether teaching pastors’ wives in the Central African Republic, helping restart a church on the Aleutian Island of Akutan, or else recording camper salvation decisions in her “Lamb’s Book of Life” register, she was fervently committed to serving the Lord. The Mausts were in the process of relocating to radio station KCAM in Glennallen, Alaska, as radio missionaries when God called her home. Finally, she was a passionate wife and mother. Under her care, her three sons grew into pillars of their communities, serving as director of paramedic care (Russell), an Arctic Barnabas pilot (Jason), and a chef (Brian). And she faithfully stood by her husband from his days as a security guard to becoming a longtime pastor and an award-winning radio broadcaster involved in international ministry. She’s survived by her husband Roland of Conemaugh and three sons: Russell (Chrissy) of Kelley’s Island, Ohio; Jason (Anita) of Kenai, Alaska; and Brian (Charlotte) of Kelley’s Island. Her grandchildren include Kaitlyn Maust, Caleb Maust, Christopher Maust, and Jacey Tong. And grandson Corban Maust (Karissa) expects great-granddaughter Eden Rose Maust’s imminent arrival. Also surviving her are siblings Karlene Bowen, Jay Essig, Lori Devin, Kevin Essig, Wendy Andriotis, and Aaron Essig, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Two memorial services will be held, the 1st at the Conemaugh Grace Brethren Church, corner of Oak and 2nd Street, Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, July 21 at 4:00 PM. Then a joint homegoing / 50th anniversary celebration will be at the Canton Grace Brethren Church, 6283 Market Avenue, North Canton, Ohio, on Thursday, August 15 at 4:00 PM. Instead of flowers, the family requests all memorial gifts be made to Joy Media Ministry, P. O. Box 249, Glennallen, Alaska, 99588, or electronically to [email protected]  Please clearly mark all memorial gifts “Maust fund.” Arrangements are being handled by the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home and Crematories, Inc. of Uniontown, PA.
Hercik, Louise
Louise Hercik, Age 100, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2024 with her loving family at her side. She was born November 6, 1923 in Scenery Hill, PA, the daughter of Peter and Rose Ulanosky. She was a long-time resident of Uniontown where she resided with her spouse, Aloysius Hercik until his passing in 2014. She remained in Uniontown with her family. Louise was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and active with St Joseph Christian Mothers Association Louise had many jobs in her lifetime, including loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was a cook for many years at Century Inn, Ruse’s Roost and most recently the Sun Porch. She loved Boston terriers and was actively breeding them for many years with her husband Al. She loved to travel and visited England, France, Italy, Canada, the Bahamas, Hawaii and many US states She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 3 brothers, John, Mike, and Alex and 2 sisters, Virgie Provins and Nellie Woleslagle She is survived by her sons, Thomas Hercik of Uniontown, Terry Hercik of Pittsburgh, and daughters, Darla Rocco and husband Ed of Pittsburgh,  Marlene Jane Evans of Indian Rocks Beach, FL, and Lorie Hercik of Hopwood, 7 grandchildren: Nicholas Rocco of AnnArbor Michigan, Matthew Rocco  (Katherine) of Pittsburgh, Michele Rocco (Matt Skeen )of Warren OH, Kathryn Evans (Andres Hasfura) of Oakland CA, Emily Evans  (Peter Blanco) of New York, NY,  Alec Hercik of Hopwood, and Thomas Evans of Indian Rocks Beach, FL., and 4 great granddaughters: Eliana and Lydia Rocco, Evelyn Skeen, and Sylvia Rocco. Friends and family will be received at Andrew D Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St, Uniontown, PA on Tuesday, July 16 at  2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Mass of Christian Burial will be at St Joseph Catholic Church, 180 Old Walnut Hill Road, Uniontown.on Wednesday, July 17, 10 A.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hopwood, PA. The family would like to encourage friends to share memories or condolences at adferguson.com. Contributions can be sent to St Joseph Christian Mothers Association or charity of your choice. Attendee panel closed
Tait
James “Tater” Donald Tait, of Fairchance, Pa. passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2024.  He was born October 17, 1952 in Uniontown, Pa.   Preceding him in death were his parents, George Arthur Tait Sr. and Florence Elaine (Divil) Tait and a brother George Arthur Tait Jr .   Surviving are his sisters Nancy (Tait) Campbell and Patty (Tait) Campbell; two daughters Rachel and husband Mark Duda and Jamie and husband Jeff Pikulsky; four grandchildren Tyler Duda, Jessie Rae Duda, Leah Anido and Elora Pikulsky; his beloved dog Heidy; and numerous nieces and nephews.   The love of his life was music.  He played in multiple bands throughout southwestern Pa.  He was known for his skill in playing guitar.   The family will greet friends and family in Ferguson – Brownfield Funeral Home & Crematory, 78 Main Street, Smithfield, Pa on Tuesday, July 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  Interment will be private.
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