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July 22, 1960 - February 1, 2024
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Christopher Fredrick “Chris” Faith, a longtime resident of West Scranton, passed away Thursday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore following a lengthy illness. He was 63 years old. He is survived by his best friend, caregiver and beloved wife of 37 years, Anne (Trubia) Faith. The couple were married on Aug. 23, 1986.
A native of Philadelphia, Chris was born on July 22, 1960, and was the son of the late John Russell “Jack” Faith and Helen Patricia “Pat” Baker Faith. After graduating from Lincoln High School in Philadelphia and briefly studying restaurant management, Chris began his career in home improvement sales. He had worked for B-Dry and JES Basement Systems until illness.
Chris will be remembered in so many ways. He enjoyed golfing, and loved good food and movies. He especially loved drinking milk. He adored his cats, “Lola” and “Otis.” Otis would often be found sitting on Chris’s lap. Stemming from his family’s background in the arts, Chris was a passionate writer of published poems, as well as proudly authoring the book, “Who’s Gonna Save the World?”
Above all else was his kindness, compassion and, most importantly, his love for his wife and children. Now at peace, he will forever be loved.
A man of faith as his namesake would imply, he was a longtime member of St. Ann Basilica Parish.
Along with Anne, Chris is survived by his children of whom he was so proud, Christopher Faith of Scranton and Bailey Faith of Denver, Colo.; siblings, Joseph Faith of Philadelphia, Helen Faith and Margaret “Peg” Faith, both of Boise, Idaho, Marcella Faith of Melbourne, Australia, and John Faith of Seattle, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Thomas Faith, preceded him in death.
His family would like to acknowledge and thank the entire staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the tremendous care given to both Chris and his family throughout his stay. They would also like to thank family and friends for supporting them through these difficult times. Finally, they would like to thank the priests and brothers of St. Ann’s Basilica, especially Deacon Peter Lemoncelli, for their kind compassion and support. Deacon Peter visited Chris at his home, the hospitals, the nursing homes and at Hospice of the Sacred Heart throughout illness. They would like to thank him for the spiritual compassion offered to Chris.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann’s Basilica, West Scranton. Burial will follow at the Dunmore Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects on Friday between 4 and 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Chris’s name to either the St. Ann’s Food Pantry c/o 1239 St. Ann Street, Scranton, PA 18504, or Hospice of the Sacred Heart c/o 30 E.D. Preate Drive, Suite 108, Moosic, PA 18507.
Please visit the funeral home’s website for directions or to leave a condolence.