Harry Francis Faust Jr. of Lewes passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family Sunday, April 7, 2013. Harry was born in Clifton Heights, Pa., son of the late Harry Francis Faust Sr. and Helen Howarth. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Howard Faust; and a sister, Doris Crisson.
In 1936, when Harry was only 1 year old, his family moved to Lewes. Around this time his father began the Faust Sheet Metal Company, which is still in operation on Savannah Road today. After school, Harry joined the Navy and served on the USS Arneb for three years and the USS Rushmore for one year.
While on his tour of duty during the Korean Conflict, Harry was assigned to ships that circumnavigated the globe and assisted in the creation of Deep Freeze 1, a strategic support base in Murdock Sound in Antarctica. Harry was very proud of his service to his country.
Harry had many career accomplishments which incuded working for the former Gallo Real Estate Co. as a Realtor; serving as vice president of construction for the former Anderson-Stokes Real Estate Co., serving as deckhand and mate on the tug boats The Traveler and The Challenger for Interstate and Ocean Transport, and operating his own charter boat named the Boss Lady. His business career also included working along with his business partner Mac Cullum on the creation of two residential developments known as Phillips Landing Estates in Bethel and Field Crest in Milton.
Through the years, Harry also continued Faust Sheet Metal Co., a third-generation company now owned and operated by his son, Michael. Harry was a 30-year member of the Shawnee Country Club of Milford, and past member of the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown and the Rookery of Milton.
For many years he was involved with Lewes Little League where he was instrumental in introducing a seventh team to the league and coaching the Cardinals to a league championship within three years of their formation. He enjoyed going to auctions and traveling with his wife in their motor home. Each day Harry made time for morning coffee and daily lunch with friends. Spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, also brought him immense pleasure.
Harry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janet Niblett Faust; two sons, Michael Faust and fiancé Michele, and Skip Faust and wife Veronica; daughter, Lisa Faust; grandchildren, Brienna Faust, Alec Faust, Hank Faust, Dylan Faust, Jack Faust and Julia Edmonds, all of Lewes; a brother, Robert Faust and wife Alice of Lewes; and sister, Norma Clark of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April, 14, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Second Street, Lewes. A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes. Interment with military honors will follow the funeral at St. Peter's Cemetery, Pilottown Road, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929