John R. “Jack” Faust, 84, passed away Sunday January 24, 2021 at 1:00 am in Manor Care Health Services, West Reading. Born in Reading, Mr. Faust was the son of the late John B. and Frances A. (Stirk) Faust. He was a graduate of Ontelaunee High School and Kutztown State College, now Kutztown University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Faust was self-employed, in addition to being the owner of Varsity Inn in Blandon. Mr. Faust was proud of his history in serving in the United States Army in the elite 11th Airborne Division paratroopers in Germany and the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. His desire to serve didn’t stop there, he was a member and past master of Masonic Lodge #62 F&AM; Shriners’ Rajah Temple and Scottish Rite. His love of music was palpable as he spent significant time playing the drums and playing his trumpet, eventually hitting the high C note. To accompany his love of music, he enjoyed traveling and one of his favorite places was New Orleans, in which he attended Mardi Gras, for 21 years. Mr. Faust is survived by his nieces Andrea F. Mauger of Blandon; Dr. Samantha J. Wesner of Reading; great niece Tennille M. Walters of West Lawn; great great nieces Alexis L. Henry and Alli Jae Kauffman and his caregiver Melissa A. Devlin. Mr. Faust was preceded in death by his sister Mary Ann (Stirk) Wesner.
Memorial Service will be held in Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory, 3825 Penn Ave. Sinking Spring, Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Pastor Ibrahim Bangura will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will receive relatives and friends in Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory Saturday 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm. Masonic Service will be conducted by Lodge #62 F&AM at 1:45 pm and Military Honors will be rendered by the United States Army Honor Guard following the memorial service. Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.
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