Ted Ferlo – Ringling Brothers circus clown

Ted Ferlo – Last Walkaround

Theodore “Teddy” A. Ferlo, age 47, of Rome, passed away November 18, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, with his loving family at his side.

Ted Ferlo, former Ringling Brothers circus clownHe was born March 15, 1963, in Rome, a son of John T. and Dorothy Francescone Ferlo, and graduated from RFA and Mountain View Community College in Dallas, Texas. He formerly was a professional clown with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, and was employed as the Special Events Manager at Turning Stone Casino and Resort. Teddy was united in marriage to the former Mary Beth Combs, whom he met while performing with the Circus, on March 16, 1991, in Rome. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church.

Ted was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle; he adored family. Ted’s greatest passion was performing, which now lives on in his boys. He was an excellent teacher; the three of them loved putting on a show wherever and whenever they could.

Ted is survived by his wife, Mary Beth; his mother, Dorothy; two sons, Sebastian and Samuel; three sisters and brothers in law, Frances and Richard Galluppi of Rome, Deborah and Glenn Hand of Rome, and Dorothea and Paul Iselo of Floyd; a brother and sister in law, T. Robert and Nancy Ferlo of Clifton Park; a sister in law, Diane Ferlo, of Menifee, CA; a special friend, Mike Colangelo and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, John T. Ferlo, a brother, John “Skip” Ferlo and a nephew, Christopher Ferlo.

Memorial contributions may be made to a Scholarship Fund being established for Ted’s sons, Sebastian and Samuel, C/C Dorothea Iselo, 8394 E. Floyd Road, Holland Patent, NY 13354.

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