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John J. Fara

April 26, 1930 — May 23, 2015

John J. Fara

Fara, John J., 85, Cresson, died May 23, 2015, at UPMC-Altoona. Born April 26, 1930, in Cresson, son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Gardner) Fara. Preceded in death by wife, Janet (Lewis); son, Kevin; brother, Joseph; and sisters, Elizabeth Wilt, Santina Glass and Alice Affleck. Survived by daughters: Cindy Sheridan (Pat), Cresson; and Sandy Lingafelt (Mark), Altoona; grandchildren: Justin Sheridan (Kristen King), Chicago, Illinois; Ryan, Jersey City, New Jersey; Keith, Seattle, Wash.; Eric, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Rhiannon Stager (James), Ebensburg; Kimberly Sheridan, Cresson; Colin Lingafelt, and Evan Lingafelt, both of Altoona; and great-grandchildren: Payton and Brooks Sheridan; and Finley Stager. John retired as a machinist with F. L. Smith Company, Altoona. After that, he worked as a custodian at Penn Cambria High School, Cresson for 10 years, and then as a greeter at WalMart, Ebensburg, for 10 years. Member of St. Aloysius Parish, Cresson. Liked to travel, hunt, fish and garden. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where Legion of Mary will recite the rosary at 3 p.m. followed by vigil for the deceased. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Aloysius Church, Very Rev. Father John D. Byrnes. Committal, Amsbry Cemetery.


10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015

St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 7911 Admiral Peary Hwy., Cresson, Pa. 16630


2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 25, 2015

Kennedy Funeral Home

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