Faro, Walter J.
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Webster: April 13, 2014 died at age 85. Walt is predeceased by his parents, John and Nellie Faro and his sister, Jean Hill. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Virginia Whitbourne Faro; sister, Shirley Street; brother-in-law, Harry Hill; daughters, Sharon (Bill) Lee of Attleboro, MA, and Susan (Jim) Newman of Cazenovia NY; grandchildren, Katie and Kevin Lee, Jaimie and Brian Newman and great grandchild, Jenny Lee.
Walt was born in Walworth, NY, graduated from Ontario High School in 1946, and attended engineering classes at RIT. Walt worked at Hickock Manufacturing Co. for 20 years, becoming plant manager. During his career at Hickock he worked to pioneer the production of seat belts. Walt continued his career at American Cord and Webbing and Hope Webbing, both in RI, working in research and development.
Walt enjoyed sailing, card games, pool, and traveling. He could capture the attention of an entire room with his delightful stories and numerous jokes. He was an inventor at heart, designing countless household gadgets, and loved spending time in his workshop. He was an active member of his church community for many years, and volunteered for the Cumberland Library. In recent years, he was a communicant of Saint Paul's Church in Webster, NY. He will be greatly missed and always remembered by his friends and family whose lives he touched.
The family wishes to thank Doctor Pamela Sloan and staff, the Visiting Nurses Association, and the Leo Center for Caring for their compassionate care of Walt.
Friends and family may call Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home at 12 South Avenue, Webster. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Wednesday April 16 at Saint Paul's Church, 783 Hard Road, Webster, NY, 14580. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Ontario, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Service, 2180 Empire Blvd, Webster, the Leo Center for Caring (Hospice at St. Ann's Community) 1500 Portland Ave, Rochester, 14621, and Saint Paul's Church, 783 Hard Road, Webster NY, 14580.
Scott (Willard) Funeral Home
12 South Avenue Webster , NY 14580
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2014