Paul Hugh Farver
Paul Hugh Farver, 93, of Brocton, New York died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at home after a sudden illness.
He was born May 17, 1925 in Mahoningtown, Pennsylvania a son to the late Ernest O. and Lydia C. (Ball) Farver.
Paul was a graduate of Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania and did graduate work at several universities including Syracuse and the University of Rochester. He served his Country with the US Marine Corp in World War II including a tour in the Philippines. Paul was a high school Biology Teacher and then a Guidance Counselor at Lyons, NY and then at Brocton Central School where he workedfor18 years until his retirement. Students noted that he showed them patience, understanding and friendship and gave them a sense of direction.
He married the love of his life, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Allen on August 12, 1949 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She preceded him in death on June 23, 2018 after 68 years of marriage. Together they raised five loving children ; Ernest (Priscilla) Farver of Mayville, NY; Thomas (Deborah) Farver of Hamden, Connecticut; Alice (Randy) Wilder of Tucson, Arizona; Kathleen (James) Southwick of Kennedy, NY; and John (Margaret) Farver of Holland, Ohio. He is further survived by nine cherished grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren and his brother Kenneth Farver.
In addition to his parents and his wife he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Farver.
Paul loved spending time with his family but most of all the annual 4th of July family reunion was the highlight of the year. He also enjoyed working in his garden and was an avid bird watcher and was a member of the Lake Erie Bird Club for many years. Neighbors would often see him walking along the road and were always greeted with a wave and a smile.
Private interment was in the Castleview Memorial Gardens in New Castle, Pennsylvania. There will be a memorial service to celebrate Paul’s life this summer which will be announced at a later date.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave., Brocton, NY 14716.