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Ed Francis Fayette Jr.

1944 - 2018
Ed Francis Fayette Jr. Obituary
Ed Francis Fayette, Jr.

Ed Francis Fayette, Jr., 74, passed away peacefully at home in Shoreline on November 4, 2018 having spent his final hours with his seven children, and with his Love, Cheryl.

Ed was born in Blaine, WA to the late Ed Fayette, Sr and Marion Collver. He graduated from Blaine HS and in 1963 joined the Coast Guard. In 1972 he moved his family to Alaska where he began a lifelong career maintaining the Anchorage telecom network. He graduated with a degree in Sociology from Univ of AK. After retirement, he spent his days between AK & WA.

Ed is survived by

-- His mother, Marion Fayette, sister Mitzi & Bruce Freeman, brother Dana & Valerie Fayette, and brother Pete Fayette.

-- His partner, Cheryl Pettersen and her son Jason & Karena Stockinger, and son Peter & Shelly Pettersen.

-- His seven children: his daughter Kirsten and Larry Ryan; daughter Rebecca and Bryan Wyllie; daughter Jennifer Fayette; daughter Noelle and Donnie Umbarger; son Ed and Danielle Fayette; daughter Amanda and Josh Smulski; and son Blake Fayette.

-- His six nieces, 22 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Ed is fondly remembered for his love of the outdoors, animals, science, and technology. His favorite pastime was enjoying the cabin on Hat island which he built with his good friend, Bruce.

His smile, the sparkle in his eyes, and his unique take on the world will be greatly missed.

Remembrances to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at UW Medicine's Northwest Hospital. Memorial will be announced at a later date.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 13, 2019
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