Charles William Faas, Jr.

November 12, 1919 - June 3, 2011
Charles William Faas, Jr.

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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.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011
12:00 AM

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church - Directions
208 7th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • June 07, 2011
    Mark and Missy Kenzik says:
    Marie and family, Charlie was a true character and friend. We will miss him.

  • June 07, 2011
    Sue Gartland says:
    Mary- I was so saddened to hear that you've lost your Dad. I know how close you were to him and empathize with your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time. With Love, Sue Gartland

  • June 07, 2011
    Andy Carnes says:
    Marie, I will be thinking of you and the family in your time of mourning. I always enjoyed Charlie, his pleasant and positive outlook on all things. He lived a full life (and had a great life partner in you). If I can be of any assistance to you in any way, I'm just 5 minutes away, phone number is in the book. Be sure and take care of yourself, see you soon. Your Continental salesman,Andy Andy

  • June 07, 2011
    Mary Ann Johnson says:
    Mary, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how much you thought of him. I'll be sending you a card soon, but just wanted you to "hear" from me now. Love, Mary Ann

  • June 07, 2011
    Donna LaRoche says:
    Dear Mary, You and your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the passing of your beloved father. Your father no longer walks beside you but within you for all time now. May your most cherished memories of the love, laughter and light that you shared together with your father comfort you and bring you peace. Thinking of you, Al and your family. With love, Donna