Anthony Nicholas “Tony” Faro

Anthony Nicholas “Tony” Faro

Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA
Death 23 Oct 2003 (aged 70)
Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA
Burial Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA
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East Oregonian
Oct. 27, 2003
Anthony "Tony" Faro
Nov. 19, 1932-Oct. 23, 2003

PENDLETON — Recitation of the rosary for Anthony "Tony" Faro will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Funeral Mass will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at St. Mary Catholic Church with burial at Olney Cemetery.

Mr. Faro, 70, of Pendleton, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at St. Anthony Hospital.

He was born Nov. 19, 1932, at Pendleton, to Louis and Frances Agnes Maher Faro. He attended St. Joseph Academy until third grade then attended St. Andrews Mission school before moving to Echo.

He served as a demolition engineer with the Army, from 1952-1954, during the Korean War.

On Oct. 11, 1954, he married Bernadean Thomas at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston. The couple lived in Pendleton throughout their married life.

Mr. Faro worked at Pilot Rock Lumber, which later became Georgia Pacific, then Lousiana Pacific until Louisiana Pacific closed, then he went to work at Fleetwood where he worked for 15 years until his retirement in 1998.

Besides being a father to his two sons and some of their friends, Mr. Faro was a father to many boys through scouting and through the years after they were out of the scouting program. He was a scout master whose troop sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars for 37 years. During that time Mr. Faro helped 25 scouts obtain their Eagle Scout designations. He enjoyed spending time with the young people and being able to teach them and help them become good citizens. His troop over the years enjoyed several 50-mile hikes into the Wallowas and many shorter hikes. They attended many summer camps and had many local campouts.

During his years in scouting, Mr. Faro served as cub master, scout master, Order of the Arrow adviser, Explorer adviser, camping chairman and hunter aafety instructor. He received the Award of Merit, Silver Beaver Award, Eldon Grable Memorial Award, and Golden Plunger Award.

Mr. Faro loved the mountains and being able to spend time there exploring, hunting, camping, berry picking, fishing, and wood cutting. At one time he rode motorcycles in trials. He had a vegetable garden and always grew plenty of produce to share with friends and neighbors. He picked many gallons of blackberries each year which he also shared. He enjoyed playing cards. Family and friends were said to be important to him and he was always there to help anyone who needed a hand. He enjoyed animals of all kinds and had a way with them. He was said to be a giving, patient, and caring person.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Pendleton Elks Lodge, and the La Grande American Legion. For the past five hears he enjoyed being a member of the Main Street Cowboys.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetic Association, Cancer Society or to the Boy Scouts of America.

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anthony Nicholas “Tony” Faro (19 Nov 1932–23 Oct 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46677665, citing Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Tracy Turner (contributor 46815350) .