Pamela Ferraro’s great loves in her life were animals, especially her own, her years onstage of dance and musicals, and her work organizing sports leagues and events for active duty personnel, military retirees, reservists and more.
Pam attended Eastern Washington University earning a BA in Theater. She excelled in ballet and other dance forms, expanding her talents with performances in musicals. After college, she extended her opportunities to perform on stage by traveling on a USO Pacific Tour.
Her stage life then turned to sports as she took on the job of Intramural Sports Coordinator with the Naval Base Kitsap Morale, Wellness & Recreation team. Her focus and dedication earned her two commendations from Naval Submarine Base, Bangor for “her hard work and outstanding initiative.” “She single-handedly coordinated the Navy Regional Flag Football Team for the inaugural Army/Navy Flag Football Challenge.” This annual event continues today — with a break during Covid.
After her retirement, Pam turned to her love of animals by volunteering at Center Valley Animal Rescue. She worked twice a week cleaning in the cat rooms. She also was a part of the fundraising committee, sharing the skills she had honed in her previous career. All the while, she had her own cats and dogs.
Pam was preceded in death by her father, Joe Ferraro; her mother, Dotty Ferraro Ross; her sister, Patty; and her beloved beagle, Pumpkin.
Despite the various ups and downs of life, we say to Pam, to quote Capt D.T. Biesel in one of the commendations, “Congratulations on a job ‘Well Done.’”
A gathering to remember Pam will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 29 at 151 West Hemlock, Port Ludlow, WA. Come bringing your best memories and stories. A scattering of ashes will immediately follow.