Death, Obituaries : Paul Ferency, Highland Games Legend Has Died.
Friends and families are paying tributes on social media to Beloved Paul Ferency who recently passed away.
Paul Ferency, a fierce-looking but affable strongman who could hurl iron balls and hammers higher and farther than just about anyone, died Thursday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fountain Hill. He was 63.
Ferency of Easton died of complications from a Sept. 8 fall at home, the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office said. The death was ruled an accident. According to the Morning Call
We learned of the passing of Paul Ferency from the following tributes posted on social media.
My heart hurts this morning. My friend and Highland games Legend Paul Ferency passed away. This is a very hard one to take. Big Paul was one of my favorite people. One of the biggest humans I have ever been around, with a heart that was even bigger. I will never forget the times I got to spend with Paul at Celtic Classic. Eating hibachi and icecream and listening to the amazing stories he would tell. We lost not only a friend and Legend, but one of the smartest historical minds in all of strength athletics. Paul had more strength knowledge in one finger than most could hope for in a lifetime. Gonna miss your random messages big Paul. Loved talking about strength and your amazing kids all the time. Rest in peace buddy.
It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of highland games great, Paul Ferency. Paul won the first Celtic Classic in 1988 and was featured on the poster of our inaugural year. He was known as the ‘Godfather’ to younger athletes and remained involved for many years after he retired from throwing. Rest in peace Paul. Thank you for the memories.