Niagara Gazette


February 19, 2014

Louis D. Fahs


Louis D. Fahs, 89, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his residence under the care of Niagara Hospice. Born in Lockport, NY, he was the son of the late Fred and Martha (Ulrich) Fahs.
Louis was a lifelong resident of the Niagara County area and attended local schools. During World War II, he served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army from November 23, 1943 until his honorable discharge on September 23, 1945. On November 22, 1951, he married Anna (Insalaco) Fahs in Niagara Falls, NY. Mrs. Fahs predeceased him on September 29, 2010. He was employed by the Carborundum Co. in Niagara Falls and retired as an operator in charge in 1983 after forty one years of service. Louis was a longtime member of St. Joseph Church in Niagara Falls. He enjoyed meeting his friends for coffee each morning at McDonald's on Pine Avenue, as well as assisting his neighbors with various projects. He was also an aviation enthusiast and an avid country music fan. Above all, Louis loved spending time with his loving family.
Mr. Fahs is survived by two children, Lynn (Charles) Siegfried and Keith Fahs, both of Niagara Falls, NY;  four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, one brother-in-law Ernie (late Nellie) Geschwender of Niagara Falls, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his longtime homecare nurses and friends, Beverly Brown and Tammy Conklin, whom he cherished greatly for their compassion and dedicated care. Louis was predeceased by his eight siblings, Harold Fahs, Frederick Fahs, Elwood "Pete" Fahs, Chester Fahs, Viola Cornyea, Edna Hecht, Gladys Trunzo and Henry E. Fahs.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21st from 3-7 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON FUNERAL CHAPEL, 468-19TH Street, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin on Saturday, February 22nd at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. Duane Klizek officiating. Entombment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY with Military Honors. Memorial donations may be made to National Parkinson Disease Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL  33136.
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