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Ferd R. Sekoll

June 14, 1933 - February 9, 2023

GREENWOOD – Ferd R. Sekoll, 89, passed away on Thursday (February 9, 2023) at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. following a brief illness.

Ferd was born on June 14, 1933 on Burnt Hill in Willing to John H. and Frances E. (Barheigt) Sekoll. He attended Immaculate Conception School in Wellsville. On April 27, 1957 in Immaculate Conception Church he married June L. Petterson, who predeceased him on July 31, 1996.

Ferd owned and operated the Sekoll Dairy Farm on Greenwood Hill for 65 years. He previously was a crane operator for Air-Preheater Company in Wellsville.

Ferd is survived by seven children, Ferd “Spike” Sekoll, II of Wellsville, Frank “Bucky” (Michelle) Sekoll of Greenwood, Sandra (Robert) Arsenault of Vineland, N.J., Sarah (Frank) Skorupsky of Millsboro, Del., Anna (Salvatore) Wachter of Hornell, Marietta (Gregory) Goodliff of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Peter (Kimberly) Sekoll of Hornell; one sister, Ada Cavangna of Shongo; 14 grandchildren, Kaylene (Kemar) Sekoll, Jessica Arsenault, Rebecca (Trong Nguyen) Arsenault, Alexander Arsenault, Samanatha (Mike) Seltzberg, Joseph Furner-Starrett, John Furner, Justin Wachter, Matthew Wachter, Julie (Caleb Chin) Goodliff, Lyle Goodliff, Nichole Sekoll, Brenden Bebout and Cameron Bebout; six great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Payton, Helen, Kianna, Heidi and Norma Jean; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by four brothers, John Sekoll, Richard Sekoll, Edward Sekoll and Carlton Sekoll and one sister, Margaret Maxell.

Ferd was an avid antiquer and loved a good auction. He loved the life on the farm with all of its seasons. In his early years he enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his later years he preferred to sit by the pond taking in the many sights and sounds of nature.

Ferd cherished his family, especially the grandchildren. There were many impromptu picnics with lots of food. He loved to cook and enjoyed eating. He would try just about anything.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday (February 14) from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover. Burial will take place in the Sekoll Family Cemetery on the property of the Sekoll Dairy Farm.

Memorial contributions in Ferd’s name may be made to Immaculate Conception School, 24 Maple avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895. © 2023 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover

Mass of Christian Burial:
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
11:00 a.m.
Blessed Sacrament Church, Andover

Following the Mass of Christian Burial
Sekoll Dairy Farm, Greenwood Hill

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  1. Pete my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a good man. May he rest in peace.

    Sue Hurlburt

  2. Just found this and was shocked! It is so heart breaking to hear that he passed away. I have often thought of him and the whole family. This what happens when you move away and not keep i touch with your friends. Please tell the families that my heart goes out to them all. He was a good father and hard worker so you all never went hungry. Please tell the family that I would love to hear from any and all of them. I miss the family and that is what happens when you lose track of your friends and families. Please let them know that they can get in touch with me at this address I am living in Denton NC.


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