John Charles Farina Obituary
John C. Farina died peacefully at home on Sunday, October 22 in Chatham, NJ at the age of 91, surrounded by his loving family.
John is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lillian Farrell Farina; his children, Janet and her husband Louis, Kenneth and his wife AnneMarie, and Carol and her husband Brian. He has 7 grandchildren, Elizabeth Cooney, Katharine Chazen, John Farina, Cathleen Keating, Jacqueline Tenore, Jennifer Farina, and Christopher Keating. He also has a great-grandson, Jaxson Cooney.
John was born on July 18, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY, to Francis and Rosana Farina. He graduated from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree. He married his sweetheart, Lillian, in 1950.
After moving to Glen Rock, NJ in 1955, John began working at Bendix Corporation in Teterboro, NJ and became the Manager of Quality Control.
In 1983, John and Lillian moved to Tunkhannock, PA, as John was transferred there with Bendix Corp.
John retired in 1988, and continued his retirement when he and Lillian moved to Chatham, NJ, in October 2014.
An avid golfer, John also enjoyed skiing, reading, camping at Lake George and traveling. He also had an extensive collection of rhinoceros as he was an admirer of this unique animal.
John enlisted as an Aviation Cadet in the Army Air Corp during WWII, where he was assigned as a B-25 gunner. When the war ended, John was transferred to the Military Academy at West Point to train cadets.
A viewing is scheduled for Sunday, October 29 at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friends may meet the family on Monday, October 30th at 10:45 am at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home parking lot. The funeral will be leaving at 11 am for George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ, corner of Paramus and Century Roads, for a 11:45 am graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101-9908 or Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.