Warren W. Farber

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Warren W. Farber
Newport
Warren W. Farber, 91, of School Street, died peacefully at his home on March 24, 2013, with his family at his side. Mr. Farber was born on October 5, 1921, in the Town of Norway, a son of the late Charles and Marie (Reester) Farber. He was an honor graduate of West Canada Valley Central School in 1940 and first worked at the Rome Air Depot. In 1943, Warren entered the U.S. Army and served with the 593rd Army Air Force Base Unit during World War II. He first trained to be an airplane mechanic and later became a flight engineer. Warren was honorably discharged in 1945 at the rank of Sergeant. On October 23, 1948, he was united in marriage with the former Jeanne D. LaPointe in Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada. After his war service, he worked at both the former Chicago Pneumatic and UNIVAC. He furthered his education at MVTI, where he was named to the President's List and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1958. Mr. Farber was later employed as a Materials Control Manager at the former MDS in Herkimer, from where he retired in 1986. Jeanne preceded him in death on July 31, 1989. Warren and his longtime companion, Frances Foster, enjoyed their winters spent in Orlando, FL, since 1993. Warren was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Newport. Mr. Farber was also a member of West Canada Valley Post #1524 American Legion, Newport, where he served twice as commander. Survivors besides his companion, Fran, include three daughters, Margaret Santmier, of the Town of Ohio, Linda Ellsworth and her husband, Roger, of Newport, and Carol Farber, of Salt Springs, FL; a son, Jeffrey Farber, of Lakeland, FL; a brother, Stewart Farber, of Syracuse; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his extended Foster family. In addition to his wife, Jeanne, he was predeceased by three sisters, Rita Lichtarski, Betty Willoughby and Carolie Britton; by three brothers, Harold, Henry and Harley Farber; and by his son-in-law, David Santmier. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John's Church, Newport, on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Quy Vo, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, where military honors will be conferred by the Military Forces Honor Guard and W.C.V. Post #1524 American Legion. Calling hours at the Autenrith Funeral Home, 7479 Main Street, Newport, will be held on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. The family extends sincere thanks to the staff of Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorials may be made to the , St. John's Church Restoration Fund or Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Online tributes at: www.autenrithfuneral.com
Warren W. Farber
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Mar. 27, 2013
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