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Friday, July 25, 2014
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RICHARD F. FARKAS, SR.

Richard F. Farkas, Sr., of Key West, Fla., passed away on July 16, 2014.

He was born to John and Marion Farkas of Bridgeport, Conn., on December 26, 1938. He graduated from Central High School in 1956, immediately joining the United States Navy where he served four years. He was the Vice President of Hamilton Standard of Stamford, Conn., when he decided to follow his dream and moved his wife and children to Key West, Fla., in 1971. He owned a charter boat at Geiger Key Marina until he moved the "We Five" to Seaside Marina where he operated a lucrative business until 1982. He was Director of Facilities at DePoo Hospital and Lower Keys Medical Center when he retired 12 years ago. He was an active member of the Lions Club and many organizations in the Key West Community. He followed his adventurous heart and became a traveling man with many friends and hobbies. Family was his first love and fishing was second. He was an Alaskan gold miner, Arizona meteor hunter and an avid fisherman in Santa Rosalia, Mexico "The Cove", where he lived with Dora Gonzalez, until he suffered a severe stroke. He fought a courageous battle in the last weeks of his life and was surrounded by loved ones when he passed away. May God bless him and grant him peace as he travels into his next adventure.

He is survived by his daughters Beverly June Gregory (Dana), Sandra Lynn Averette (Alan), son Richard F. Farkas, Jr. (Shauna), wife Beverly M. Farkas and sister Susan Chouinard (Bob), many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends that loved him so very much. There will be a mass intention at The Basilica of St. Mary's Star of the Sea on July 27 at 7:30 a.m. A memorial service will be held at a later date.