Richard L Fait II

Born: Wed., Aug. 15, 1945
Died: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

Funeral Service


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Location: Richard L Fait Funeral Home

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Richard L. Fait, II, 72, of Punxsutawney, PA passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018 at Penn Highlands DuBois surrounded by his loving family.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Darlene (Wolfe); his two daughters, Richelle and Marc Koromaus, Kristi Anderson and Philip, his grandson, Max Lease Koromaus, all of Punxsutawney, his sister Marlene Schmalz and husband Armin of Kingston, PA; a nephew A.J. Schmalz and wife Alyssa  of Philadelphia, PA and a niece Marlene Reiger of Liberal, KS. He is preceded in death by his parents Richard L. Fait and Mildred Hagel (Fait); a sister Patricia Blake.
Richard was born August 15th, 1945 in McKeesport, PA
He was a 1963 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Clairton, PA, he then attended Clarion University where he then went on to attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS) and graduated with honors in 1968. After graduation from PIMS he began his 45+yr career as a funeral director. He also made many friends over the 37yrs while working at Treasure Lake.
In addition to his career as owner and director of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Richard was a member of the Punxsutawney Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder; 50yr member of John W. Jenks Lodge 534 of Free and Accepted Masons, Past Master 1975, served as secretary for years after and on the scholarship committee; member and Captain of Fire Police for Central Vol. Fire Dept.
Richard went to be with the lord while surrounded by his loving family after a short stay in the hospital. He will be remembered as the owner of his funeral home, but most importantly a very loving and caring husband, father, grandfather.
All arrangements are under the direction of Leo Nedza Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home between the hours of 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm, with a Masonic service at 7pm; and Saturday January 13, 12pm to 2pm.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 3pm at the Presbyterian Church with Pastor James Pond officiating. Interment will be at Circle Hill Cemetery.

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Mary Lynn Lemmon
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Darlene you are in my thoughts and prayers

Stacy Barrett Stuttard
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Dear Windy, Shelly, and Kristi,
I am at a loss for words. My heart aches for you and my prayers for peace are unceasing.
I wanted to share a few thoughts as it seems like Dick (and Windy) have been a part of my life forever:

Funny: From my teenage years to the end of my life, the Pink Panther will forever mean
Dick Fait.
Persuasive: For no other family, would I babysit above a funeral parlor!
Dependable: When you needed him, he was always there--even in times you didn't know
you needed him.
Generous: The article in the Spirit speaks for itself, so hopefully Dick's spirit of generosity
will live on through others in their future acts of kindness towards both friends
and strangers.
Kind: This word is not strong enough to describe the best friend of my
dad. And though I can't seem to find a strong enough word, I do know that the
blessing of a true friend through all the good and bad days, all the ups and downs
for decades is priceless.

For years, the signature to my school email has included a Traditional Indian Saying:
"When you were born, you cried, and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, you rejoice, and the world cries."
There is no doubt in my mind, Dick has lived that kind of life.
While I may not be in Punxsy this weekend, my love and prayers will certainly be with all of you.
My deepest sympathy,

Suzi & Jeff Horner (walmart)
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
So very sorry for your loss Darlene & family. Many prayers & strength for you all.

Fran and Pete Altimore
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
Darlene and family we send our deepest sympathy ! Our prayers are with you !

Vicky narby
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Blessings to all

Sandra Allison Neutz
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
Even though I've lived in DE for over 50 years, I still subscribe to THE SPIRIT and was so shocked and saddened to read of Dick's passing today. I've known Dick most of my life, as he and my Dad both belonged to the Central Fire Company for many years, plus members of the Presbyterian Church. I am an only child, and when both Mom and Dad passed away, Dick was so wonderful to me during these difficult times, showing such compassion and kindness and being very helpful in planning their services. I send my sincerest sympathy.

Donna (Neale) and Mike Snyder
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
We are so very sorry for your great loss and extend our deepest and sincere sympathy.

Ben Mayes
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
My condolence to Darlene and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My whole family thought a lot of Dick. My dad was in the Mason's with him and you all took care of dad on his passing. I knew Dick through dad and through the DeMolay. I went into police work because him. Punxsy has lost a very good man but dad, mom and my wife Joy now have another angel in haven with them. Take care and know my prayers are with you all.
Ben Mayes

Mary Daugherty (nee Corthorn)
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
God Rest Mr Fait's Soul. . . . He was so good to my parents while they pre-arranged their services. And when my mother passed away he was very kind to my father. . .. and finally when Dad died, Mr Fait showed loving concern for the family. May he rest in peace.

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