Pamela “Pamm” Jane Ferris, daughter of the late Laurence A. Ferris and Elizabeth “Betsy” Morris Ferris was born in Charleston, WV March 19,1947. The family moved to Delaware where she attended Brandywine High School and upon graduation moved to California, where she earned a degree at the Fashion Institute of Design in LA.
After returning to Delaware, Pamm was an active and dedicated member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Her various church activities included organizing the annual bazaar, serving as a reader, delivering Meals-on Wheels, counting the weekly donations, and providing pastoral care. She met and fell in love with a fellow parishioner, Craig Brosi while serving at St. Barnabas. They were planning to be married in the spring.
Pamm lead an exciting and colorful life especially during her California years. Extremely talented and educated in design and pattern making, she apprenticed at Bob Mackie’s studio. She helped costume the likes of Elton John, Diana Ross, Carol Burnett and her all-time favorite singer Barbara Streisand along with many Las Vegas productions. She also free-lanced costumes for several bands and volunteered her talents after moving back to Delaware, on opera productions with her mother Betsy. She retired from the Wilmington Trust Co. in 2010 where she worked in the personal finance area. Her talents and loyal dedication to family and friends will always remain in the lives of those that knew her. Pamm suddenly and unexpectedly departed this life Friday January 29, 2021 at her home in Delaware.
Loved by many, Pamm was a loyal and loving partner, mother, sister, auntie, and friend. She is survived by her son Mark Whittaker and daughter-in-law Sherra Stewart of Tucson, AZ; Sister Susan Ferris Green of Nokomis FL; Brother Richard A. Ferris and sister-in-law Mary Ferris of League City, TX; fiancé Craig Brosi of Hockessin, DE; nephews David W. Staib of York, SC; Jason W. Staib of Wilmington, DE; niece Elisabeth Johnson of Hockley, TX; nephews Abraham W. King of Dripping Springs, TX; Robert A. Ferris of League City, TX; John L. Ferris of Houston, TX and niece Mary Francis “Frankie” Ferris of Austin, TX; plus 13 great nieces and nephews, many cousins and friends.
At a later date, a memorial service will be conducted at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church in Wilmington. Contributions may be sent to the memorial fund at St Barnabas’ Church, 2800 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. Funeral arrangements by McCrery & Harra