ATASCADERO — George John Fava, 88, died on Jan. 13, 2013.
He was the husband of Lynn Fava. They were married on May 20, 1950.
George was born in New Jersey on July 29, 1924. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 and served three deployments going to both the Pacific and the Atlantic theater. After the Navy he used his GI Bill and went to Upsula College in New Jersey. He then began his career in accounting. He and his young family moved to Southern California in 1961 and he worked for Hughes Aircraft for 25 years. After retiring in 1986, George and Lynn enjoyed traveling in their RV throughout the Pacific Northwest. They moved to Atascadero in 1989. George was a community volunteer his entire adult life. He believed strongly in serving others.
George was an excellent and avid fisherman. He backpacked every chance he got to above the tree line to get the largest trout. He was a fitness buff long before it was popular to be one. Running and later walking, gardening, and fishing were his passions. He was a loving, devoted father and a constantly loving husband.
He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Gail Hughes of Hawthorne.
He is survived by a son, Ralph Hughes of Hawthorne, and a daughter, Nancy Fava of Atascadero. At the end of his life he was fortunate enough to have the care and love of his son-in-law, Bill Peck. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jennifer Keck of Simi Valley; Christina Fava of Sherman Oaks, and Sam and Maggie Peck of Atascadero.
Services will be held for George this Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Chapel of the Roses in Atascadero at 1 p.m. A gathering of friends and family will follow at Rancho Del Bordo Estates in the clubhouse. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, send a donation to one of the wilderness or wildlife organizations of your choice or to Central Coast Hospice. It was with their caring support that George’s family was able to endure.For the complete article see the 01-18-2013 issue.
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