David Michael Farraday, Sr. beloved husband, father, “Pa” and neighbor passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 3, 2022.
A lifelong resident of both Prospect Park and of Madison Avenue, Dave married the love of his life, Sharon (who also grew up on Madison), after a brief courtship. They started a family soon after. For the next 42 years, they were inseparable. He worked for Great Scott and Bobon Market for more than two decades and then at Kimberly Clark for 26 years until his early retirement at 59.
He loved floating in his pool, relaxing on the back porch, cold beer, and Sperry’s. Most of all, he loved his family, to whom he gave everything. Dave spent his days wrestling with his youngest grandsons and being endlessly patient as they made him play “beauty shop.” He was a genealogy buff and a leading expert in Farraday family history.
Dave was unfailingly kind and positive (except on December 26, when it was snowing, or if you made him travel more than twohours away from Delco). He never missed an opportunity to treat for dinner. He was the first one to lend a hand to a family member or to a friend in need. Dave was infinitely giving and would never let you leave his home without a care package of leftovers, treats, and paper towels.
Right before his passing, he was in the process of teaching his youngest grandsons/best friends how to use every tool in his shed.
He is predeceased by his father, David Lester Farraday, his stepfather, Tony DeAngelis, his brothers-in-law, Bo and Don Carpenter, and his granddaughters Madeline and Penelope Farraday.
Dave is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sharon (nee Carpenter) Farraday. His children Kelly (John) and David (Kelly) and his grandchildren Jake (Sarah), Jack, and David. His mother, Mary DeAngelis. His sisters-in-law, Carol and Arlene Carpenter, and countless friends and extended family that he made throughout his joy-filled life.
The family will hold a private celebration of his life.
Finally, the family asks in honor of Dave that you do a small act of kindness for a neighbor, friend, or even a stranger. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.