Sidney A. Ferguson III “Boomer”, 68, entered into rest on February 11, 2018. The son of Walter and Josephine Milliken, he was born April 17, 1949 in Newburgh.

Sidney graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and invested his time becoming an amazing chef. He worked at multiple establishments, including his two favorites, Gully’s at Newburgh Waterfront and Dominick’s of Marlboro. Boomer was quick witted and voicetrous, he loved music and dancing but his passion was cooking. He was also a huge trivia buff. Boomer wasn’t always right, but he was NEVER wrong! And his heart was as big as his mouth, in his later years he’d hand out money envelopes on holidays to the needy. He loved his family dearly as he was loved. You will be missed ~ til we’re reunited.

Survivors include his father, Walter; his sons, Dean and Aaron, and Jason Ferguson, the son of his heart; his sisters, Kathy Terwilliger Meroney of Lakehurst, NJ and Nancy Ferguson who lived with him and cared for him throughout his illness; his grandsons Josh, Nick, Jason and Aven, and granddaughter Aubree. He was predeceased by his mother Josephine, and brother Gary Ferguson.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 17 from 3-4pm at Chapel Hill Church, 49 Bingham Rd., Marlboro, NY 12542, Frank Minitolo officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Sidney would love for all to donate to Newburgh Scats Inc., 154 N. Plank Rd. Newburgh, NY 12550. To send a personal condolence, please visit or call 845-561-8300

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