Obituary for Coy Donovan Farr
Coy Donovan Farr, 90, entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was born on December 8, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan and was the son of the late Don and Orpha (Allen) Farr.
He graduated from the Harrisburg Academy and Elizabethtown College.
He, with his family, owned and operated Swatara Park in the 50's and 60's. He was an auditor for the State Department of Revenue for 28 years. He also owned and operated Farr Apartments until it was devastated by Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. He was a resident of the Middletown Home for the past 6 years.
He was an avid lifelong sailor and he was treasurer of the Susquehanna Yacht Club for 14 years. He loved animals especially his two Miniature Schnauzers, Pippa and Sophie and his cat Rosie. He also loved bird watching, trains and stamp collecting. He enjoyed the challenge of investing in the stock market. C.D. belonged to Masonic Prince Edwin-Spring Creek Lodge #486, where he served as treasurer for 16 years, The American Legion Post 594, and the Audubon Society. He was an Army veteran.
He is survived by his loving wife Catherine (Schworer), son, Don and his wife Jane; beloved grandchildren, Karlee and William; brother, Nick and his wife Joyce and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his loyal friend, David Billheimer. He was predeceased by his brother Raymond.
A tribute to C.D.'s life will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 260 East Main St. Middletown, PA with the Rev. Dan Gilbert officiating. There will be a viewing from 10:30 AM until the hour of service on Wednesday.
Interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
In lieu of flowers his family kindly suggests contributions in C.D.'s memory be made to Middletown First Church of God , 245 W. High St., Middletown, PA 17057 or to Susquehanna Service Dogs 1078 Gravel Hill Rd., Grantville, PA 17028.
C.D.'s family wishes to gratefully acknowledge and thank the entire staff of the ICU at the Community General Osteopathic Hospital for all of the compassionate and tireless care they provided this past week to C.D.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekfuneralhome.com