Robert A. Farver Sr.

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    - Fay Dowling
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Robert Allen Farver Sr., 75, of Sykesville, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.

Born July 24, 1938, in Hanover, Pa., he was the son of the late Roland and Helen Martin Farver. He was the husband of Beverly Grammer Farver, his wife of 50 years.

He was an Army veteran, serving as one of the 1st group of paratroopers assigned to the Signal Corps. He was a certified Master Tool & Die maker beginning his career at Black & Decker, Bausch and Lomb, and retiring in 2006 from Micro Machining.

He was a past chairman, secretary, chaplain, current editor and publisher of the newsletter for the Col. Reuben Tucker chapter of the 82nd Airborne.

He was an active member of Wards Chapel United Methodist Church, having 33 years of perfect attendance for Sunday school. He belonged to the Sons of the American Revolution and The Genealogical Society of Carroll County. He did volunteer blacksmithing at the Farm Museum. He volunteered every Tuesday afternoon in the research library at the Historical Society.

He especially enjoyed time with his family and enjoyed reading, history, bird watching, nature and traveling.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son and daughter-in-law Robert and Carla Farver, of Wildomar, Calif.; a daughter, Jennifer L. Farver, of Westminster; grandchildren Maggie and Graham Wunder, of Westminster, and Emily and Rylee Farver, of Wildomar; and brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Erinn Elizabeth Farver; a brother, Martin Farver; a sister, AnnaJean Farver Erline; and a nephew, Gregory L. Erline.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Wards Chapel UMC, 11023 Liberty Road, Randallstown. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; National Museum of the U.S. Army, attn: Campaign Headquarters, P.O. Box 96281, Washington, DC 20090-6281; The Door Teen Ministry, 521 Main St., Bellwood, PA 16617; Wards Chapel Heritage Committee, 11023 Wards Chapel Road, Randallstown, MD 21133; or Carroll County Historical Society, 210 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157.

Arrangements are being handled by Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory in Sykesville.

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Burrier-Queen Funeral Directors, P.A.
1212 W. Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 10, 2013
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