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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
John F. Fafara
April 19, 1934 - March 21, 2021

Public Events and Locations

Viewing - Friday, March 26, 2021, 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Southampton
Graveside Service - Friday, March 26, 2021, 12:00 PM at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge
Military Honors - Friday, March 26, 2021, 12:00 PM at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - 877 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966 - 215-357-4791 - Map
Cemetery - Lawnview Cemetery - 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-379-1600 - Map
Family Florist - Domenic Graziano Flowers & Gifts - 518 York Road, Warminster, PA 18974 - 215-675-2271 - Map
Donation - Children’s Defense Fund - 840 First St NE #300, Washington, DC 20002 - 202-662-3654 - Map

John F. Fafara of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Sunday, March 21, 2021 at St. John Neumann Center. He was 86 years old. John was born April 19, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Francis Fafara and the late Mary Fafara (nee - Maminska). He is the beloved husband of Lois Fafara; father of Caroline Fafara and her husband Josh Stein and John M. Fafara and his wife Nina; grandfather of Padin, Adler, and Gavin Stein and Gianna Fafara; brother of the late Antoinette Przydzial (the late Bruno), the late Anne Hylinski (the late Francis), the late Constance Trainer (the late John), the late Joseph Fafara (Suzanne), the late Dorothy Fink (the late James), the late Francis M. “Kip” Fafara and the late Carol Fafara. He was also survived by his many nieces and nephews.

John was raised and educated in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. After high school he was drafted in the US Army and served honorably in the Army Security Agency while stationed in the Pacific. John was discharged in January of 1959. He loved baseball and played in the minor leagues for the St. Louis Cardinal’s farm team the Dothan Rebels in Dothan, AL. He came back to Philadelphia and went to work in the inventory and logistics division for Sears and Roebuck. It is here, he worked with Lois Bergmann’s sister who set the two of them up on a blind date. They were married in 1977 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. John later went to work for Jeanes Hospital until his retirement in 1996. Not one to sit still, and with his love of golf, he went to work at Philmont Country Club and Lookaway Golf Club. In his free time, John enjoyed fishing, watching Philadelphia Sports from High School teams to professional, and anything outdoors. His favorite pastime was spending time with his nieces, nephews, children, and his beloved grandkids.

Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 877 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966. Masks are required while attending.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the service at the church was private.

His graveside service and military honors rendered by the United States Army took place at 12:00 P.M. at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.

Religious services were conducted by Rev. Kathleen D. R. Harkness from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Children’s Defense Fund, 840 First Street NE #300, Washington, DC 20002.

Family flowers arranged by Domenic Graziano Flowers & Gifts 215-675-2271.

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