Allan F. Ferver Jr. of West Grove

Allan F. Ferver Jr.

Allan F. Ferver Jr.

Allan F. Ferver Jr., 80, of West Grove, died Sunday, July 12, at Jenner's Pond Retirement Community in West Grove. He was the husband of the late Margaret Truitt Ferver who died in 2013 and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in East Orange, N.J., he was a son of the late Allan F. and the late Mabel (Stiles) Ferver Sr.

Allan served our country in the Navy during peacetime. He worked as a landscape architect and was the founder/owner of Beaver Valley Nurseries in Delaware from 1958 – 1979.  He designed horticultural displays for Longwood Gardens, historical sites and nature centers. He earned a master’s degree in plant pathology from the University of Delaware, where his thesis was used in ground-breaking cancer research.

During his retirement in Punta Gorda, Fla. he enjoyed photography, painting, poetry and environmental activism.

Survivors include five sons, Allan III (Sandra) of Worcester, Vt., Michael (Virginia) of Hacks Point, Md., James of Cochranville, Johnny of San Francisco, Calif. and Lincoln of San Rafael, Calif.; one daughter, Amy MacDonald of Chadds Ford and Carmel, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

You are invited to visit with Allan’s family and friends from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. A remembrance and sharing celebration of his life will follow at 11. Interment will be held privately.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the Delaware Humane Association 701 A Street Wilmington, DE 19801 Attn: Layne Ross.  To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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