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Arthur R. Farabaugh

Born: Tue., Sep. 24, 1929
Died: Sun., Sep. 6, 2015


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 08, 2015
Location: Ashville

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 PM Wed., Sep. 09, 2015
Location: Basilica of St. Michael

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Arthur R. “Art” Farabaugh 85, Loretto, died September 6, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born September 24, 1929 in R. D. Loretto, son of the late Englebert and Alma (Benden) Farabaugh. Preceded in death by son, Daniel in 1982 and these brothers and sisters: Catherine Farabaugh, Mary Frances Jones, Delrose Shuss, Rita Hoover, Wayne, Clyde, Flo Farabaugh, Russell, and Helen Biller. Survived by wife of 60 years, the former Mary T. Byrne whom he married September 21, 1954 in Ebensburg.

Son: John  (Debbie Urbain)                   Loretto

5 grandchildren: Matthew (Amy), Trisha Storm (Jason), Sean (Tracey), Twins: Michelle Yahner (Vince), and Melissa Cahill (Ryan).

10 Great Grandchildren: Brandon, Emma, Dylan, Madison, Danielle, Autumn, Ben, Carter, Brayden, Adalyn and a great grandchild to be born in March.

Brother of:

Kathleen Smith                   Loretto

Floyd (Mille)                       in Georgia

Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Army Veteran, and a lifelong dairy farmer. Art enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, music and was a square dance caller. Member of the Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto and former choir director and where funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Wednesday, Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, Celebrant. Committal, Church Cemetery. Friends will be received from  4 to 8 PM Tuesday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613 where a Vigil Service will be held Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Basilica of St. Michael in Art’s memory. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com


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John Karabinos
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
My deepest sympathy for a very fine gentleman, and to the wonderful family he left behind. He will be missed by many I'm sure, but his memory will live on for generatons. My God truly bless your time of mourning.

Frieda Peters
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Art was like a dad to me when I was little. Art and Mary were so wonderful to my mom and my other siblings. We had great cookouts in the evenings after the barnwork was done. Swimming in the dam till Mary and mom had the food ready. Was an honor to know him.

Michael A Diehl-Silvia Sando
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
we would like to express our deepest sympathy to you all

Michael Diehl
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Michael A Diehl/Silvia Sando.

we would like to express our deepest sympathy to you all

Ron hostetler
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Mary &family, you have our sympathy. I remember when we met at your place for DHIA meetings , Art was a great person Ron & Cathy Hostetler

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