Harry Edward "Bud" Faubel Jr

Obituary
  • "Just found out about Bud's passing, so terribly sorry and I..."
    - Randy Holden
  • "A very sad event. Barbara, my heart goes out to you."
    - Cindy
  • "God bless the family.Bud will be greatly missed.He was such..."
  • "Rest in peace American hero and racing legend."
  • "Barb, we are very sorry to learn of the loss of Bud, Friday..."
    - Connie Chamberlain

Harry E. Faubel, Jr. Harry Edward "Bud" Faubel, Jr., 86, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Monday, December 23, 2013 at his home. Born September 5, 1927 at the family farmette in Clay Hill, PA, Bud was the second son of four to the late Harry Edward and Catherine Fulton Faubel. He was a graduate of the former Greencastle High School and Penn State University. Bud served with the US Navy during the Korean War as a fighter pilot and then served with the US Air Force as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. He had many different careers during his lifetime including 31 years as a commercial airline pilot with US Airways and then flying in the Manassas (VA) Flying Circus as an acrobatic pilot for 7 1/2 years. He taught flying to many local businessmen. Bud also raced cars, starting with junkers from his father's garage in Chambersburg. He went on to drag racing and circuit racing for NRA and NASCAR, winning the Daytona race in 1961 with "Big Red The Honker". Of his many other careers, he served as a Deputy Sheriff for Franklin County, PA and taught the Dale Carnegie Courses "How To Win Friends and Influence People" at the local college. He owned and operated Shively Motors and Eastland Motors situated along Lincoln Highway in Chambersburg. He served the community in many ways; as a proud Rotarian with over fifty years of perfect attendance; as a Board member of Occupation Services, Inc., and as a member and President of the Auto Dealers Association for many years. His hobbies included a great love for flying and ballroom dancing. He enjoyed teaching dancing for many years in the Washington, DC area and owning a single's club of about 2000 attendees. In addition to his loving wife, Barbara Burg, he is survived by a son William Douglas Burg, Jr.; a daughter Deborah Eileen Burg Shrieves; and three grandchildren, Jacob William Shrieves, Lauren Ann Burg, and William Douglas Burg, Jr., all of Colorado. Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of many years, Betty Piper Faubel; and two brothers, Robert Edward Faubel and James Edward Faubel. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 27, 2013 at Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg, PA, with Rev. Lester F. Stine officiating. Military honors will be conducted by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com
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Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc.
333 Falling Spring Road Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 264-6416
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Published in Public Opinion on Dec. 25, 2013
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