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Obituary (GA): Richard Leo Farnan '58

Posted on 09/04/2018

Richard "Dick" Farnan, 84, entered into rest on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Dick was born on August 1, 1934 in Rochester, New York. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, class of 1958, and entered the U.S. Air Force. His long and distinguished Air Force career included serving in the Strategic Air Command as an Electronics Warfare Officer on B-52s and RC-135s and a tour of duty in Vietnam. Dick was also an instructor at the Air Command and Staff College and an assistant base commander. He obtained his Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling at Troy State University. After his Air Force retirement in 1986, Dick worked in Administration at Middle Georgia Technical College for several years. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed euchre and visiting with family. He was a beloved husband and most wonderful father, stepfather, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is predeceased by his mother, Nancy Jean Harris Farnan and father, Thomas Kernan Farnan; stepson, Leslie Sutliff; grandson, David Gadwa; brother, Robert L. Farnan; sister, Judith F. Farnan and niece, Kacy Jean Piekunka. His memory will forever be treasured by his wife, Betty Jean Farnan; sister, Jean Piekunka (Ronald) and brother, Jack Farnan (Nancy); children and grandchildren with his first wife, Marguerite B. Farnan; daughter, Theresa Bosworth (Richard); grandchildren, Jacqueline (Brendan) and Gregory (Olivia) and great grandsons, James and Charles; son, John Farnan (Laura) and granddaughter, Stephanie; daughter, Nancy Lockard (Jeffrey); grandson, Joseph and daughter, Jennifer Farnan. His children and grandchildren with Betty Jean Farnan are as follows: daughter, Pam Gadwa; grandchildren, Rick, Renee, Calvin and great grandchildren, Grant, Emersyn and Kinsley; granddaughter, Jessica (Jason) and great grandchildren, Alexis and Joslyn; daughter, Michelle Tortorici; son, Michael Sutliff (Barbie); daughter, Annette Loudin; grandchildren, Cassi (Joey) and Madison and great grandchildren, Bianca and Ellis; daughter, Lynette Hill, grandchildren, Camdon (Rachel) and Chase and great grandchildren, Dexter and Dilyn. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 5, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. with funeral services following immediately after in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with Mr. Farnan's arrangements.