While active as a musician, Ferbos for many years also kept his day job as a tinsmith in his family’s sheet-metal business. He went to work with his father in the family business in the 1940s, and became a master metal worker. He also worked at Haspel’s Clothing Factory in the early 30s, where he met his future wife. Ferbos and his wife, Marguerite Gilyot, were married for 75 years, until her death in 2009. The couple had a daughter, Sylvia, and son, Lionel Jr., who died in 2006.
In addition to his daughter, Ferbos is survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Lionel Ferbos: noted metalworker