Gary Fauver, a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 24, 2023. He passed on peacefully, in the comfort of his home, after battling pancreatic cancer. Gary’s happy-go-lucky spirit and sense of humor left a beacon of light for all who knew him.
He was born on Feb. 20, 1942, in Bell, California, to Howard and Goldie Fauver. He grew up in Bell and graduated from Bell High School. Gary attended East Los Angeles College while working in the family business, Howard’s Spotlight & Auto Accessories. He eventually took over the family business and worked there until his retirement.
In 1963, Gary married Sheri, the love of his life for 59 years. They made their home and started their family in Downey, California. He was a proud dad to their two special daughters, Rhonda and Lisa. In 2004, Gary and Sheri decided to move to Quincy to be closer to their family. Gary will be remembered by his community of Quincy as a USPS Mail Carrier and his years of employment at Quincy Mini Storage. Additionally, he was a pillar within his parish community of St. John’s Catholic Church as Parish Council President, a Lector, and a Eucharistic Minister. He was always volunteering for church events, was a great bingo caller, did maintenance projects, and everything in between.
Gary is survived by his lovely wife Sheri; his daughters Rhonda (Regino Gardon) and Lisa (Lane Labbe); his grandchildren Lane (Rachel), Tess, Jane, Ryan, Reese, Rhiana; he had a very special place in his heart for his first great-grandchild, Haven (daughter of Lane & Rachel), with a second great grandchild on the way. They all called him Papa. He is also survived by his sister Sharon Armer; nephew Derek Vann (Leslie and family); and niece Kim Lester.
Gary was quite the handyman and could fix just about anything, from the family cars to electronics. His grandchildren would say, “If Papa can’t fix it we’re sunk.” He also loved fishing and enjoyed watching the wildlife in his own backyard. His family and many friends will dearly miss his cheerful personality, smiling eyes and genuine love of people.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 at noon at St. John’s Catholic Church, Lawrence Street, Quincy. A reception at the church hall will follow.