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Richard Leon Faber

Richard Leon Faber Obituary
FABER, Richard Leon, PhD Of Newton and West Palm Beach. Entered into rest August 22, 2011, age 71. Beloved husband of Susan (Magerer) Faber for 47 years. Son of the late Hesta and Samuel Faber. Loving father of Lynn Raisman and her husband, Richard, of Needham. Loving grandfather of Alexandra, Brett, Chloe, and Madison. Brother of Robert Faber of California. Precious son-in-law of the late Rose Magerer. Brother-in-law of Reva and Larry Devore. Rick graduated from Boston Latin in 1957 with honors. He then earned his bachelor's degree at MIT, graduating in three years. Brandeis University awarded him his master's degree and PhD in mathematics. Rick went on to become a full professor of math at Boston College where he taught for 25 years. The pinnacle of the word courage, Rick ferociously fought kidney disease being on dialysis three times per week for 43 years. After retiring, Rick devoted his time to the kidney organization, Kidney Transplant / Dialysis Association, where he composed and edited their newsletter, the RenalGram. The family would like to thank Rick's physician for over thirty years, Dr. Nina Rubin of MGH, for her care, skill and complete compassion to Rick and Sue throughout the years. Funeral services at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA on Thursday, August 25 at 12:00 noon. Interment at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, MA. Memorial observance will be at the home of Lynn and Richard Raisman following interment until 8:00 PM with minyan at 7:00 PM and on Friday from 1:00 to 7:00 PM. Charitable contributions in Richard's memory may be made to the Kidney Transplant / Dialysis Association, c/o Ms. Johanna Freeth, 112 Brookings Street, Medford, MA 02155 www.ktda.org or to the charity of your choice. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 617-232-9300 www.StanetskyBrookline.com

Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 24, 2011
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