Henry S. "Hank" Farha Jr.

  • "I was the newspaper boy for Hank and Joyce when they lived..."
    - Jim Sidebottom
  • "I only knew Hank by sitting next to him at Shocker..."
  • "Cheri, We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. ..."
    - Becky Howell
  • "So sorry Joyce of your loss. I think of the ole Fox bunch..."
    - Mary Miller
  • "We were sorry to hear that Hank passed away and may God..."

Farha, Henry "Hank" S., Jr. 87, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at his home in Wichita, KS. Hank was a retired investment broker with nearly 50 years in the business, the last 21 years spent with A.G. Edwards. He was born August 22, 1929, to Henry, Sr. and Saada (Zakoura) Farha in St. Louis, MO. Hank grew up in Wichita and graduated from Wichita High School East in 1947. In September 1947, he enrolled in Wichita University in the very first class of Air Force ROTC. In May 1951, he received his degree in Business Administration and a 2nd Lieutenant Commission in the Air Force Reserves. Shortly thereafter, he was called into active duty in the USAF where he served for over 32 years (2 years active and 30 years in the reserves and Air National Guard). He retired from the Air Force Reserves with the rank of Colonel. Hank was an active member of St. George Orthodox Christian Church, Life Underwriters Assn., Reserve Officer's Assn., Military Officers Assn., Air Force Assn., and WSU Alumni Assn. One of his joys in life was being an avid fan of practically all WSU sports. He had season tickets for basketball, baseball and volleyball. He attended most all home games and many away games including the 2013 Final Four game in Atlanta, GA. In addition, Hank enjoyed NFL, MLB and NHL games including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl and World Series hosted by his son, Marc. He proudly owned an extensive collection of ball caps, t-shirts, and sweatshirts. He is survived by his wife of over 58 years, Joyce A. (Abraham); daughter, Cheri L. Farha (Keith Johnston) of Middleton, WI; and son, Marc A. Farha (Cindy) of Charlotte, NC. He loved spending time and playing golf with his two grandsons, Hayden Johnston ("my buddy") and Mercer Farha ("my little buddy"). His parents; brother, Col. Jimmie L. Farha Sr. and sister, Jeanette Farha Bayouth preceded him in death. Funeral Service and Trisagion will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 17, at St. George Orthodox Christian Church, 7515 E. 13th Street, Wichita, KS. Burial with full military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Old Mission Cemetery. Memorials may be made at WSU Foundation, Hank and Joyce Farha Endowed Business Scholarship, 1845 Fairmont, Wichita, KS 67260 and at St. George Orthodox Christian Church. Broadway Mortuary.

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Wichita, KS 67211
(316) 262-3435
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Published in The Wichita Eagle from July 16 to July 17, 2017
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