Don­ald L. Faust Sr., 87, of Boy­er­town

The Boyertown Area Times - - RELIGION -

Don­ald L. Faust Sr., 87, of Boy­er­town, Pa., and Sara­sota, Fla., passed away on September 15, 2017 in Sara­sota after a brief ill­ness.

Don was born Novem­ber 23, 1929 in Read­ing, Pa., was mar­ried September 11, 1954 to Anas­ta­sia Grall in Grassy Point, N.Y. He grad­u­ated from Boy­er­town High School and Tri-State Col­lege in An­gola, Ind., in 1952, be­fore serv­ing in the U.S. Army dur­ing the Korean War.

He had an im­pres­sive ca­reer as a civil en­gi­neer work­ing for Boe­ing Air­craft prior to found­ing Uni­ver­sal Con­crete Prod­ucts in 1967, which started in Stowe, Pa., and, through his grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion, grew to in­clude plants in Waco, Texas, Laredo, Texas, Sara­sota Fla., Kis­sim­mee, Fla., Sa­van­nah, Ga., and Fol­som, N.J.

He was an icon in the ar­chi­tec­tural pre­cast industry. He went from a tiny pro­ducer to an industry pow­er­house. At one point Uni­ver­sal Con­crete was the largest pro­ducer in the coun­try. He was well known for his gen­eros­ity both pro­fes­sion­ally and per­son­ally. He men­tored many engi­neers and other pro­fes­sion­als in the pre­cast con­crete busi­ness. He was ac­tive in the Pre­cast Con­crete In­sti­tute and served over 2 decades on the PCI Board of Di­rec­tors.

He was most proud of Uni­ver­sal’s work on the Air Traf­fic Con­trol Tow­ers at Mi­ami and Or­lando, at one time, the two tallest in North Amer­ica, the “Beer Can” build­ing, the NCNB, in Tampa and the Cit­i­zen’s Bank Park in Philadel­phia. In ad­di­tion he con­trib­uted sig­nif­i­cantly to the con­struc­tion of both of the Bear’s Sta­di­ums in his home town of Boy­er­town, Pa.

He was a self-pro­claimed worka­holic and after re­tire­ment founded the Spring Street Bake Shop, a whole sale bak­ery, pro­vid­ing gourmet cook­ies to spe­cial­ity stores in the North­east re­gion.

He was a mem­ber of The Elks Club, BPOE Lodge num­ber 814 and a mem­ber of the Ori­ole’s Club, Nest Num­ber 22.

He loved the hol­i­days and spend­ing time with his large fam­ily. He in­stilled his love for life in all who knew him. He was an avid sports and sta­tis­tics en­thu­si­ast. In his spare time he en­joyed fine din­ing and trav­el­ing with his wife and friends.

He is pre­ceded in death by his wife Anas­ta­nia. His sur­vivors are his seven chil­dren: Jan­ice (Jay) Bauer, Pottstown, Pa.; Don­ald Jr., Ch­ester Springs, Pa.; Diane Faust (the late Barry C. Lem­ber­sky, Md.), Pitts­burgh, Pa.; Eileen Romich (Chris), Col­legeville, PA; Joan So­bel (Jeff), Walling­ford, Pa.; Jeanette Nolan (Paul Orth), Sara­sota Fla.; Thomas, Boy­er­town, Pa., and 16 grand­chil­dren Brett Bauer, Evan Bauer, Daniel Faust, Lau­ren Faust, Peter Faust, Abigail Lem­ber­sky, David Lem­ber­sky, Jonathan Romich, Ju­lia Romich, Scott Romich, El­iz­a­beth So­bel, Ben­nett So­bel, Andrew Nolan, Zachary Nolan, Ni­cholas Nolan, and Alivia Nolan, and 2 great grand­chil­dren: Wil­liam Josh Mullin and Quinn El­iz­a­beth Nolan.

A Fu­neral Mass will be held Thurs­day September 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Colum­bkill’s Ro­man Catholic Church, 200 In­dian Spring Rd., Boy­er­town, PA 19512, with Fr. Martin Kern of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will be held at Fairview Ceme­tery, Boy­er­town. Vis­i­ta­tion will be held Thurs­day from 9:30-10:45 AM at the church. Catag­nus Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tion Cen­ter, Inc., 1020 E. Philadel­phia Ave., Gil­bertsville is in charge of ar­range­ments.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made in Don­ald’s mem­ory to PCI Foun­da­tion, 200 W. Adams St., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60606.

View obit­u­ar­ies or send con­do­lences at www.catag­nus­fu­ner­al­

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