John William Farkaly

December 25, 1926October 30, 2013

John William “Bill” Farkaly, 86, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 25, 1926 to parents John P. and Virginia M. Farkaly. Mr. Farkaly was a graduate of Kent State University where he earned a degree in Engineering. Bill enjoyed a long career in aeronautical engineering retiring from Goodyear Aerospace after 35 years of service. Bill was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Corps and a member of the Ravenna First United Methodist Church.

Surviving Bill are daughter Patricia Richards and her husband Daniel of Athens, AL and daughter Susan Gallagher of Westchester, PA. Surviving also are his six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and his beloved companion Jean Stidd.

Bill was proceeded in death by his parents.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service in Louisville, Ky. will take place at a later date.

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Amy Luther

November 6, 2013

Grandpa Farkaly was a special man. He was the first person to ever tell me "he admired me". He will always have a special place in my heart and has done wonders for my confidence in life. He has been and will forever be remembered for his good works in me!

The staff of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

November 2, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.