Rick Ferrell

William E. Ferrell, manufacturers' representative

William E. Ferrell, a retired manufacturers' representative who earlier had been a patternmaker, ended his life Oct. 26.

The Parkville resident was 79.

"Lately, his health had declined precipitously and his passing came quickly," said a son, William R. Ferrell of Wilmington, Del.

William Edward Ferrell, was born and raised in Trenton, N.J., where he graduated in 1950 from Trenton Catholic High School.

He had been working as a patternmaker at DeLaval Steam Turbine Co. in Trenton, when he enlisted in the Army and served with the infantry in Korea for two years. He was discharged in 1953.

Mr. Ferrell returned to DeLaval and went to work in the...