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NEWPORT NEWS - Williamsburg - John Michael Favret, August 3, 1948-May 23, 2014 John Michael Favret passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 after a year-long battle with several life-threatening illnesses. John was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and preceded in death by his parents, James and Anne as well as brother Charles and his nephew David. He is survived by Cindy Favret and their sons, Michael and Zachary, his brothers James (Alice), Mark (Peggy), Matthew (Laura) and sister Marianne, as well as his nieces and nephews. John graduated from Ohio Dominican University and The Ohio State University with a Masters in Social Work. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Nursing Home Administrator, John worked as a mental health services provider throughout his entire professional career. In Ohio, he was employed with private and community facilities as well as with the Ohio Department of Mental Health. Moving to Virginia in 1986, he worked for First Hospital Corporation, Charter Westbrook Hospital, Eastern Physicians & Associates, Portsmouth Psychiatric Center; Tidewater Psychiatric Institute, and the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C. In January 1992, Mr. Favret became the Eastern State Hospital Director where he continued until his retirement. He was actively involved in many community outreach programs and civic organizations including: Olde Towne Medical Clinic, Center on Aging and Geriatric Health, Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center, Kiwanis Club, and the Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. He was honored in 2000 as Citizen of the Year by the Williamsburg Area of Chamber of Commerce. He has also received the Prentis Award from the College of William and Mary in 2001 and the James City County Excellence in Service award in 2007. Private family services will be held in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. He will be missed by his many friends and associates. Online condolence's can be shared with the family at www.Bucktroutfuneralhome.net
Published in Virginia Gazette from May 24 to May 29, 2014
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