January 12, 1914 – June 19, 2013
Dr. Robert Farber
age 99, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
Born January 12, 1914 in Geneseo, Illinois, he was the son of Charles Wm. and Hulda (Ogden) Farber.
A Rector Scholar and 1935 graduate with distinction from DePauw University, University of Chicago, MA 1940, and Indiana University, D.Ed 1950. At DePauw University from 1935 - 1979 except for WWII in 1941 - 1946, receiving the Bronze Star Medal for service in the European Theater. At Depauw, Vice-President and Academic Dean for 26 years and Acting President 1976-1977.
Honors received: Old Gold Goblet, Honorary Degree of Humane Letters, Leather Medal, Rector Scholar Achievement Award, President, North Central Association of Academic Deans, and Who's Who in America.
Community Service: Honorary 33 degree Scottish Rite Mason, AARP: Past president of the local chapter, past State Legislative Chairman, Assistant State Director, Local Coordinator of Housing Program, Past president, Putnam County Foundation: Past President and over 50 year member of the Greencastle Kiwanis, Past president Health Careers Committee, Member of the Putnam county Council on Aging, Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, American Heart Association, Putnam County Mental Health Association, V.F.W. and other organizations.
He married Vera (Kierstead) Farber and Edna E. (Klutts) Farber; and along with his parents, and brothers, Herbert, Richard, and William Farber, have preceded him in death.
Survived by his two children, Charlie Farber and wife, Jayne of Columbus and Jean Farber Braun and husband, Ronald of Winston Salem, NC; grandchildren, Ann and Rob.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home have been entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Farber Education Fund, DePauw University, c/o the Putnam County Foundation, 2 N. Jackson St.; or Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Simpson St., Greencastle, IN 46135.
- Memorial Service Friday, June 28, 2013
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August 14, 2013
Just a note to extend the Carriker family condolences. The Farber family has always been special in my memories of Greencastle and DePauw. Affectionately, Kathy Carriker Campbell
Nancy Barrett Dawson
June 23, 2013
To Charlie and Dean Farber's family, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to you. My brother Craig was a good friend of Charlie's growing up in Greencastle and if he were still with us he would send his sympathies to you and your family. My parents were also friends with Mr. Farber, and I got to meet him in his office when as a young Girl Scout. I was caught selling cookies door to door in women's dorms and he requested an audience with me to tell me this was not allowed. He graciously allowed me to set up shop in the dorm reception areas so I could sell my cookies. He is a legend at Depauw and for the town of Greencastle. Sincerely, Nancy Barrett Dawson
June 22, 2013
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY