Ed­win Corn­ing Faber Jr., 86, of Rhinebeck

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Ed­win Corn­ing Faber Jr., 86, passed away Thurs­day, Sept. 6, 2018, at Arch­care at Fern­cliff Nurs­ing Home.

Born May 3, 1932, in Or­ange, N.J., he was the son of Ed­win C. Faber Sr. and Eleanor Van Nuyse Faber.

Ed re­ceived his Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing de­gree from Cor­nell in 1955. He worked for two years at Proc­tor & Gam­ble, then spent a year trav­el­ing around the world with a friend on $1 per day. On his re­turn to the U.S., he came to Western Print­ing in Pough­keep­sie. He vis­ited St. Lu­cia, West Indies, as a con­sul­tant in the late 1960s and de­cided to start a new hand assem­bly busi­ness there. In 1968, he founded Manu-Mat­ics Ltd.

On April 19, 1969, he mar­ried Linda Niles; they moved to St. Lu­cia in 1970.

Re­turn­ing back to the Hud­son Val­ley in 1976, Ed started a new com­pany, South Amer­i­can De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, to work with Manu-Mat­ics Ltd., and even­tu­ally with St. Vin­cent Elec­tron­ics Ltd., which he es­tab­lished in St. Vin­cent.

Ed was a hiker, my­col­o­gist, fly-fish­er­man, pi­ano and banjo player, and cham­pion squash player. He climbed all of the 3,500-foot peaks of the Catskills (many of them sev­eral times) with beloved dogs. He was a stew­ard at Burger Hill and a found­ing mem­ber of Dol­lars for Schol­ars in Rhinebeck. Ed rarely found a stone or a per­son that did not in­ter­est him. Linda sur­vives at home in Rhinebeck. Ed is also sur­vived by his two chil­dren, Ed­win “Win” C. Faber III (Julie) of Red Hook, and Amy Faber Knobbs (Scott) of Seat­tle; three grand­chil­dren, Sa­muel Faber, Kather­ine Knobbs, and Emma Knobbs; a niece, Bar­biePain­ter; a nephew, Corn­ing Painter (Dorothy); and great-neph­ews, Kyle Painter, Ed­ward Painter, and John Painter.

He was pre­de­ceased by a sis­ter, Joan Painter.

Call­ing hours on Thurs­day, Sept. 27, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Dap­sonCh­est­ney Fu­neral Home, 51 West Mar­ket St., Rhinebeck.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be Fri­day, Septem­ber 28 at 1 p.m. at Church of the Mes­siah, 47 Mont­gomery St. Rhinebeck. In­ter­ment will be at St. John the Evan­ge­list in Bar­ry­town prior to the ser­vice.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to Win­na­kee Land Trust, 187 East Mar­ket St., Rhinebeck, N.Y. 12572, or Planned Par­ent­hood of the Mid-Hud­son Val­ley, 178 Church St., Pough­keep­sie, N.Y. 12601.

To sign the on­line reg­is­ter, please visit dap­sonch­est­ney.com.

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