Russell (Russ) Faber of Ormond Beach, Florida passed away peacefully March 1, 2014 after courageous battle with cancer. Russ was greatly respected and beloved by most that met him. He was born November 11, 1961 in Derby, CT. Along with his wife, Russ started Daytona Beach based Creative Management Group in 1997. CMG started out as a promotional management company but quickly expanded to several divisions including celebrity brand management, a SAG/AFTRA models and talent agency, CMG retail, product brand management, non-profit management and CMG Pro Security. Though he remained a great leader to all of Creative Management's divisions, his professional passion was working with his large group of upper tier celebrity friends on their brand management whether it was negotiating corporate sponsorship deals, managing their movie premiers or charitable events to helping to produce various entertainment productions. He is listed as a producer for the John Gotti movie currently in pre-production and was in the process of developing a pilot for a television show. Prior to creating Creative Management Group, Russ had been the director of marketing for the Volusia County Beach Department which took him to Volusia County from Orlando where he had developed Fastbreak Marketing, a company specializing in creating and managing fantasy basketball camps. He also handled marketing for the Orlando Lions professional soccer team, the Gastonia Rangers minor league baseball team, and the Dallas Sidekicks a indoor professional soccer team. Russ graduated from Holy Cross High School in Connecticut. He then went on to graduate with a B.S. degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas where he met his wife during their last semester at the school. They were married in 1987 in Dallas, TX. Russ was also proud to be a registered Girl Scout as he started a troop which his wife is now the leader for his daughter and her friends. The troop is still together eight years later. He was very much an animal lover and did a lot of work to help animals in need. He assisted his wife in starting the "Tails and Tots" festival which ran for five years and benefited three local Humane Societies as well as other local rescue groups. He can be remembered "mastering" the center ring. He was a former Rotarian, and member of the National Arts Club in New York City. But, his true passion was his daughter Jade. If she was involved at an event, function or performance, he could always be found close by. Russ is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Robin Ruenheck Faber, his daughter Jade, his mother Priscilla of Seymour, CT, his siblings; Robert of Titusville, FL, Richard of Wethersfield, CT and Cindy Gavin of Bethany, CT, and nephews Robert, Christopher, Jackson, Dylan , James (DeMaio) and Ashley (DeMaio) all of Connecticut. A visitation and celebration of his life will be on Friday, March 7th from 5p-7p at Lohman Funeral Home, 733 W. Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8th at 1p.m. at Tomoka Christian Church at 1450 Hand Avenue in Ormond Beach. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the Jett Travolta Foundation, Halifax Humane Society or the animal organization of your choice. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Mar. 5 to Mar. 7, 2014