Six graduates and attendees of North Syracuse Central School District high schools will be inducted into the School District's Wall of Distinction at 7 p.m. Friday March during ceremonies at the Cicero-North Syracuse High School, 6002 Route 31 in Cicero. The event was rescheduled from last Friday because of extreme weather.
This year's inductees are Lewis Fergerson, North Syracuse High School Class of 1937; Susan E. Tehon, North Syracuse High School Class of 1963; Ronald Leonard Grethel, North Syracuse High School Class of 1968; Roger Chandler, North Syracuse High School Class of 1958; Mary Patricia Bronner, M.D., Cicero High School Class of 1980 and Helen Byrnes, attended North Syracuse High School and graduated from St. Vincent's due to family relocation.
Lewis A. Fergerson, a 1937 graduate of North Syracuse Union Free High School. At 92 years of age, he is currently the Director and Vice President of the North Syracuse Cemetery Association, where he has worked and served as Secretary since 1978. In addition to graduating from North Syracuse High School, Fergerson attended Central Business Institute and Syracuse University. From 1946 until 1952 Lewis was a member of the North Syracuse Union Free Board of Education and as the District became centralized, he served as treasurer from 1952-1981.
Fergerson's employment history includes nearly 30 years with Die Molding Technologies, LLC in Syracuse, from where he retired in 1982.
Prior to joining that company, he was an accountant with Stover, Butler and Murphy in Syracuse. He was married for 55 years to Ruth Bradford Fergerson, a graduate of North Syracuse High School and 25-year District employee. Together, Lew and Ruth have one daughter, Sondra F. Corso, who also graduated from the North Syracuse Central School District in 1964. Sondra currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her three daughters, Jennifer, Rebecca and Megan, graduates of Georgia Moorehead and Purdue University. Additionally, Fergerson is a lifetime member of the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department, Past President of the Syracuse Chapter of the Tax Executive Institute, Inc., Treasurer of Central City Business Institute, 43 year member of the North Syracuse Rotary Club and he served on the financial committee of the