Christopher Robert Fergen

By Orleans Hub Posted 1 February 2023 at 1:12 pm

MIDDLEPORT – Christopher Robert Fergen, 60, of Middleport, NY, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2023, with his loving wife at his bedside, ending his two-and-a-half-year battle with stage IV liver cancer. He was a true medical miracle beating all the odds.

Born on May 26, 1962, in Medina, he was the son of the late Robert Charles Fergen and Rayleen Eleanor Boles Fergen Hill.

Fergie graduated from LA Webber Jr/Sr High School in 1980 in Lyndonville, NY, where he grew up surrounded by a supportive community of great teachers, neighbors, and life-long friends. He was so happy to make the Class of 1980 reunion last summer. He talked about it for months and set a goal to make the next one.

Chris had many jobs during his sixty years of life. His favorite one was raising his kids, Saira, Rayleen, and Jessie, with help and support from their grandparents, Cheryl and Don Cherry. He enjoyed going to their school events and being a soccer dad. He met and fell in love with his wife Tina Washburn while working together at HPI in Medina, and they were married in 2015, and he happily accepted the role of father to Richard, Ayla, Randy, and Sylvia and loved having all these kids!

Chris is survived by his wife Tina and his seven children, Saira (Brian) Borsching, Rayleen Fergen, Jessie (Megan) Fergen, Richard Wright, Ayla (Robbie) Roessler, Randy Wright, and Sylvia Wright, all of New York. Chris was proud to have thirteen grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.

He had an extended family of siblings, Ronald Fergen, Karl Fergen, and the late Donna Roper, all from the Rochester area. He had four sisters in his immediate family- Shelley (Robert) Shepard of Tennessee, Barb (Fran) Pecoraro of New York, Dale (Jim) Walsh of Vermont, and his favorite little sister- Brenda (Mike) Christophe of Virginia. His cancer diagnosis brought us all closer and put life into perspective.

He enjoyed playing horseshoes, watching car racing, listening to music, Saturday game night, meeting with the breakfast club, traveling with Tina, and meeting new people. Chris was born with the gift of gab. He could lighten the mood in any room with his quick wit and smile. Chris was beloved by all that knew him. His life on earth was too short.

Last but not least, he loved his two fur babies, CJ (Chris Jr), the golden retriever, and Sabre, the Chihuahua. They were by his side throughout his illness, providing warmth and good company. In lieu of flowers, please consider an expression of sympathy by donating to the SPCA or your local Humane Society. A celebration of Chris’s life will be held in late May.