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Kenneth B. Faerber

October 13, 1926 December 6, 2017
Kenneth B. Faerber
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Kenneth B. Faerber
Branchburg, NJ

Mr. Kenneth Barstow Faerber of Branchburg, New Jersey passed away on Wednesday the 6th of December, 2017 at the age of 91.
Kenneth was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Navy alongside his elder brother, Frederic, from 1944 at tender age of seventeen, until the conclusion of the conflict. His eyes, which gave way to blindness in later years, saved the lives of all those on board when he alone located an enemy vessel over the horizon. Promoted to radar duties from then on, if surviving photographs are anything to be believed, he was never without a comb or a smile until his discharge in 1946. He was awarded The Victory Medal for his service.
Kenneth was always proud to say that he was employed the very next day after his discharge, until the day of his retirement, fifty-five years later in 2001. As a boy he helped support his mother, Florence Faerber, by delivering dry cleaning for free, keeping only the tips given to him by customers. Later in life he was able to start a successful elevator maintenance company with his business partner, William Bieber. He was proud to say that he helped put into place standard elevator codes in the State of New Jersey. After his retirement he then dedicated his free time to driving cancer patients to and from their appointments, which he very much enjoyed.
A father to three sons, he is now reunited with his eldest son, Kenny jnr. He leaves behind his sons Brian and Jonathan, both of whom followed in their father’s footsteps to become work in the elevator industry and fathers themselves.
He also leaves behind a vast herd of deer that have relied upon him for sustenance when little else could be found. Always a lover of animals, Kenneth desired it be said that he loved these animals because they did not lie, cheat or steal like humans could.
Always a firm believer that he would meet his end at the gunshot of a jealous husband, Kenneth has instead lived a long and prolific life filled with generosity and love. Through various ailments of old age, Kenneth fought to remain here with us, until at last his fight was over. He died peacefully at home, aged 91.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Molly Faerber, whom he met and fell in love with while singing to her as he worked.
Kenneth will be missed by all who knew and loved him, all of whom will in turn be left with a lifetime of happy memories and tall tales from a life that could not have been led by any other.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 2-4pm with a prayer service at 3:30pm at the Branchburg Funeral Home 910 US Highway 202 South, Branchburg, NJ 08876. Memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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Visitation

Saturday

9

Dec

2:00 PM 12/9/2017 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 12/9/2017 4:00:00 PM
Branchburg Funeral Home

910 U.S.Highway 202 South
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Branchburg Funeral Home
910 U.S.Highway 202 South Branchburg 08876 NJ
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Dec

3:30 PM 12/9/2017 3:30:00 PM
Branchburg Funeral Home

910 U.S.Highway 202 South
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Branchburg Funeral Home
910 U.S.Highway 202 South Branchburg 08876 NJ
United States
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