Charles W. Faas, Jr., 91 of Hendersonville passed away Friday, June 3, 2011 in the Life Care Center at Lake Pointe Landing. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, raised and schooled in West Hartford, CT, Charlie was a resident of West Islip, NY, Sapphire Lakes and Hendersonville, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. Faas, Sr. and Catherine Bartholomew Faas; sons, Harry Wooldridge Faas and Charles W. Faas III; and sisters, Dorothea Faas McCone and Carol Faas Rohrer.
He was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. While employed at Fairchild Stratos Industries and Sperry-Rand Mr. Faas worked with the development of the Polaris/Trident Submarine Defense Program. Charlie enjoyed sailing, golf, tennis, wood working and was a long time member of Babylon Yacht Club in Long Island, NY.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be dearly missed. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Marie Wooldridge Faas; sister, Elizabeth Faas Muirhead of Farmington, CT; a daughter, Mary F. Shea and her husband Alfred of Belmont, MA; sons, Peter R. Faas Sr., Sarasota, Fl, James R. Faas and his wife Carol of Jamaica, VT, John B. Faas and his wife Jeanne of Roswell, GA, Thomas P. Faas and his wife Vikki of Islip, NY; daughters-in-law, Marilyn Hines Faas of Orlando, Fl and Valerie Coward of Denver, CO; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 2 pm in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Reverend John Salvas will officiate. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in Babylon, Long Island, New York.
Our Lady of the Angels Chapel of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church - Directions
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Hendersonville, NC 28792