Ken­neth Joseph Faust

Orlando Sentinel (Sunday) - - LOCAL & STATE -

Ken­neth Joseph Faust, MD, 85, of Lees­burg, FL, passed away Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 31 in Tavares, FL. Born in Shamokin, PA in 1933, Dr. Faust grad­u­ated from Shamokin High School in 1951. While in high school, he was a two-time Penn­syl­va­nia State Wrestling Cham­pion, Mid­dle At­lantic States AAU Cham­pion, co-cap­tain of the wrestling and foot­ball teams and a class of­fi­cer. Dr. Faust at­tended Le­high Uni­ver­sity from 1951-1955, serv­ing as a class of­fi­cer three years. He was cap­tain of the Le­high var­sity wrestling team, where he wres­tled for four years. He was a 4-year EIWA medal­ist. Fol­low­ing Le­high, he earned his doc­tor­ate de­gree at the Columbia Uni­ver­sity Col­lege of Physi­cians and Sur­geons in 1959. In 1962, he mar­ried his lov­ing wife, Bet­tie Lan­ders. Upon grad­u­at­ing med­i­cal school, Dr. Faust served in the US Navy. Af­ter serv­ing his in­tern­ship at Los An­ge­les County Hos­pi­tal, he com­pleted the Sub­ma­rine Med­i­cal Of­fi­cers Course and the Div­ing Med­i­cal Of­fi­cers Course at the Deep Sea Div­ing School in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. Dr. Faust com­pleted Air­borne School at Fort Bragg, NC, and was sub­se­quently as­signed as the med­i­cal of­fi­cer for UDT 21 and 22 and the Seal Team 2. His Navy as­sign­ments in­cluded S.O.G. MACV (Viet­nam), En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­search (Bethesda, MD), Oph­thal­mol­ogy Res­i­dency and Lan­caster Course (San Diego, CA), Naval Hos­pi­tal Oph­thal­mol­ogy Depart­ment and Chief of Oph­thal­mol­ogy Depart­ment (Pen­sacola, FL). Dr. Faust re­signed from the Navy as a Com­man­der, and be­gan his civil­ian oph­thal­mol­ogy prac­tice in 1971. Dr. Faust de­vel­oped the Hy­drodis­sec­tion Tech­nique, pub­lished in the Amer­i­can In­traoc­u­lar Im­plant So­ci­ety Jour­nal in the win­ter of 1984. He was in­ducted into the Penn­syl­va­nia Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Na­tional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1997. Dr. Faust is sur­vived by his Daugh­ter, Karen Eng­lish (Rob), of Okahumpka, Son Michael Faust (Tif­faney), of Charles­ton, SC, grand­chil­dren Kathryn Walling, Caro­line Walling, Ash­ley Faust and Michael Hunter Faust. A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at noon Thurs­day, Novem­ber 15 at St. James Epis­co­pal Church in Lees­burg. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests con­tri­bu­tions made in Dr. Faust’s mem­ory to ei­ther St. James Epis­co­pal Church or the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion. On­line con­do­lences may be left at www.bey­ers­fu­ner­al­ Ar­range­ments en­trusted to Bey­ers Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory, Lees­burg, FL. Please sign guest­book on www.or­lan­dosen­­u­ar­ies

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