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John R. Fay

May 30, 1947 January 18, 2009
John R. Fay
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PEORIA-John R. “Russ” Fay, 61, of Peoria, passed away at 11:51 a.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Proctor Hospital He was born on May 30, 1947 in Lacon, IL to Farrell and Genevieve Hall Fay. He married Rebecca B. Brewster on November 27, 1968 in Peoria. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Sharon (Howie) Epstein of Bangalore, India. He was preceded in death by his parents. He graduated from Woodruff High School in 1965 and worked at a Teamster throughout his career at Canteen Vending, Colonial Bakery, Commercial Lovelace Motor Freight, Cox Transfer, and Brewers Distributing all in the Peoria area. He retired from Yellow Roadway Freight in Rock Island. He was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2009 with Rev. David Richardson and Rev. Don Henderson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a Scripture Service at 5:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded. Private inurnment of ashes will be at Resurrection Mausoleum at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, Salvation Army or a food pantry. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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