Mike N. Farah, 81, of Economy Borough passed away Tuesday April 5th, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospice surrounded by his family. He was born on February 22, 1935 in Ambridge, PA to Mitchell (Mike) and Stella Farah.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Agnes Farah (Cavrich), his children; Michael Farah (Teresa) of Grand Rapids, MI, Lora Schorr (Thomas), and David Farah (Mary Beth) both of Economy Borough; 8 grandchildren, Michael Farah, Brandon Farah, Thomas Schorr, Austin Schorr, Carson Schorr, Samantha Farah, and Mallory Farah, Courtney Ebaugh; siblings, Dolores Gaudino and Sheila Kasper (Robert), both of Baden, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mike attended Baden Elementary and graduated from Ambridge High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a former teacher in the Baden-Economy School district and principal in the Quaker Valley School District. He then went on to successful career as a test specialist with the Pittsburgh Military Entrance Processing Station, where he was presented with the nationwide Gold Award of Excellence. One of his proudest accomplishments was serving as the director of a day camp for children with special needs, sponsored by the Beaver County P.A.R.C.
He served in the United States Army as an administrative specialist from 1957-1963 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
Mike will be fondly remembered for his love of basketball, gardening, and most importantly, his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family and cherished his grandchildren. He served as a Cub Scout leader for pack 414, a coach to many in various youth sports, and served as past president of Economy Youth Athletic Association.
Friends will be received on Sunday April 10th, 2016 from 1pm-8pm at Kasper-Hahn Funeral and Cremation Service, David M. Alvarez, funeral director 547 8th Street, Ambridge, PA 15003. A mass of Christian burial will take place on Monday April 11th, 2016 at 11:30 am at St. John’s Catholic Church Baden. Internment will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville.
Mike’s family would like to thank all individuals and organizations who have provided care and support throughout his illness. He will be greatly missed.