Kenneth Michael Farabaugh, Sr, 98 of Indiana formerly of Cherry Tree, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 9, 1923, in Altoona a son of the late Leroy and Genevieve (Wharton) Farabaugh. He married Rose Ann Bray on December 15, 1945, she preceded him in death on July 28, 2012.
Kenneth was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen L. Mika; granddaughter, Christine M. Leamer; grandson, Jonathan Sales; daughter in law, Constance Farabaugh; and a sister, Helen Fornwalt (Roy).
Surviving are five children, Kenneth M. Farabaugh, Jr. (Lina Ma Fiancée) of Fairfield, Robert D. Farabaugh (Gayle) of Etters; Mary Jo Leamer (Roger) of Hastings, Annette M. Almes (Tom) of Indiana, Loree S. D’Amato (Chris) of Washington, CT; eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and a son in law, Dennis Mika of Hollidaysburg.
Kenneth was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the European Theater during WWII. He was a member of St. Thomas More University Parish, Indiana. He was a former member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, where he was a eucharistic minister. He was also a member of American Legion Post 805, Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, and a long-term member of Chetremon Golf Course and Meadow Lane Golf Course.
Kenneth retired after 34 years of service from Prudential Financial.
He loved feeding birds and animals. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, listening to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers, golfing and got his first hole in one at the age of 95.
Friends will be received Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from 6p.m. to 9 p.m. at Barrett Funeral Home, 822 Philadelphia Ave., where a rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m. A funeral mass will take place 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Northern Cambria with Father Mark Groeger officiating. Committal with military honors will take place following mass at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in the name of Jonathan Sales to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 333 E. Carson St. #441E, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Connecticut Children’s – Hartford 282 Washington Street Hartford, CT 06106 or to your favorite charity.
The family would like to thank the staff at Moorehead Place and Indiana Eat and Park for their care, support and friendship.
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