The process of writing a novel begins with a pang, a moment of recognition, and a situation, a character, or something you read in a paper, that seems to go off, like a solar flare inside your head. And you think, “I could write a novel about this.”
Thomas Farr; A loving and faithful husband of Mildred Farr whom he met at
Carborundum and was happily married to for 67 years. Father of Rick Farr along
with wife Kathy and dad of Peggy Jo Farr. Grand pap to Kathy Ann along with Ed
Kane and John Farr. Great grand pap to Thomas, Michael, Stephen, and Sarah
Kane. Known lovingly too many as “Uncle Fred."
A loving, kind, honest, and faithful man. Fred was a
member of Latrobe United Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and
usher, where he enjoyed singing and listening to sermons by Pastor Alan Shannon
and Pastor Don Graff.
Respected and highly thought of by those who worked with him, he
retired from Stupakoff, also known as Carborundum. He was also the
treasurer of the Carborundum Credit Union for many years, which he helped
Known for his sense of humor and wit. People; still today recall
him telling jokes or coming up with a witty saying that would stick with you.
He has passed this trait on to his grandchildren and great grandchildren along
with the love of words and reading, making things and fixing things, and
teaching others how to build or do things themselves.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the US Navy in the
Pacific Theater in the Philippines. He often spoke of his time in
the Philippines including the time he found one of his brothers who also were
serving in the armed forces. All the Farr brothers served during World War II.
He was a member of the La Mount Lodge 568 in Derry, PA and a 32nd Degree
Mason with the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Gourgas Lodge of Perfection in
the Pittsburgh Consistory.
A longtime member of Saint Vincent Senior Citizen Center, BPO
Elks Derry Township, and The Touchdown Club in Latrobe. He enjoyed playing
cards, social get togethers, and gave to local organizations that helped others
like the Westmoreland County Food bank.
We loved him very much. He remains a good man, highly thought of
and deeply beloved by all who knew him. We thank God for the
opportunity to have had him in our lives. He is sorely misses already and will
be forever esteemed in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, we the family suggests that memorial contributions be made
to Excela Health Home Care and Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Suite 1600,
Greensburg, PA 15601; or the Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire
Drive, Delmont, PA 15626.