2016-10-26 / Obituaries

Alvin Farber

Alvin Farber, 90, formerly of Margaretville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in New Jersey surrounded by his family.

Alvin was born on October 31, 1925 in Kingston to Sadie and David Farber. He had seven brothers and sisters. He joined the U.S. Navy on September 9, 1943 and proudly served his country in WWII for three years. After the war he was employed by his uncle, Ben Rothenberg as a butcher in his meat-packing plant.

Thereafter, he was introduced to Henrietta Kass from Kass’ Inn. He and Henrietta were married on December 19, 1948. He worked at the inn alongside Henrietta, her sister and brother-inlaw, Jeannette and Bernie Boxer, and his in-laws, Max and Sadie Kass. After working for over 40 years at the inn, he and Henrietta eventually retired to Florida during the winter where they enjoyed playing golf daily, and socializing with friends. During the summers they returned to Margaretville to enjoy more golf, the beautiful mountains, and longtime friends.

His family and friends will always remember him as a generous, caring, kind, supportive, and good looking guy with a quick sense of humor. He doted on his daughter, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Alvin is survived by his daughter, Dena K. Scibilia, and grandchildren, Jennifer, Adrienne, Stephanie, and Calvin and six great grandchildren, Ayla, Parker, Quinn, Nina, Lola, and Cato.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at the BNAI Israel Jewish Cemetery in Fleischmanns.

Following the funeral service, a luncheon was held to celebrate Alvin’s life at the family home located at 100 Hidden Waters Drive, Margaretville.

Memorial donations may be sent to Margaretville Hospital.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

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