Frederick R. “Fred”
Age 87, of Oakmont, on June 8, 2020. Fred was born on March 11,1933 to Fred and Sarah A. (McInerney) Favo. Beloved husband of Maureen Daley (deceased) and Anne Finnegan (deceased). Devoted father of Frederick M. Favo, Christopher M. Favo (Allison), Karen M. Walsh (Charlie), Michael S. Favo (Renee), Timothy J. Favo (Cathy), Maureen A. Favo, Kathleen D. Finke (Jon), Jennifer McGowan (Robert), Loraine P. Zatawski (Keith) and stepchildren, Eileen McGrath, James G. McGrath (Paulina), Michael D. McGrath (Laura), and Kathleen M. King. Loving grandfather to Emily and Daniel Walsh, Sarah, Brendan, Patrick, Mary, and Jamie Favo, Quinn and Claire Favo, Conor Favo (Laura), Daley Auvil (Nathan), Tessa Favo, Lindsay and John Finke, Jordan and Katie Rose Zatawski, Finn and Ryan McGowan, Anna, Caragh, and Jack McGrath, Finn and Luke McGrath, Alex and Norah King. Fred was the proud brother of Sally F. Troll, and Nancy T. Schepis. His parents, both wives, and sister Sally preceded him in death.Fred’s education began at St. Irenaeus grade school in Oakmont. He attended high school at St. Vincent Preparatory School in Latrobe, PA. He graduated from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC in 1955 with an Architectural Engineering degree. He married Maureen Daley in 1956 before entering the United States Air Force. He served as a Navigator in Texas and South Dakota. In 1959, Fred and Maureen returned to Oakmont. Fred joined his parents at Oakmont Realty Company. Fred added an insurance business to the company, and continued his father’s legacy as a builder. Fred built many homes, apartments, and commercial properties in the Oakmont area. Fred served the community as a member of Oakmont Borough Council for 40 years (1964-2003). He worked for 6 years as a council member, and 34 years as council president. Next, he served as the Borough Treasurer from 2004 to 2019. Fred was an avid runner while in college and the USAF. He competed in the 1954 NCAA Championships at the University of Michigan. In 1956, he was a member of the All Air Force Mile Relay Champions. In 1982, Fred returned to running as Track Coach for Riverview School District. He served as the boys and girls track coach from 1982-1993. His Riverview teams had 14 WPIAL Champions, and 6 State Medalists. Fred was in The Catholic University and the Allegheny-Kiski Athletic Hall of Fames. Service in the community was a life-long theme for Fred. He was a proud member of the Oakmont Lions Club for over 60 years. He served on the Board of Trustees for Catholic University of America and Seton Hill University. He was on the Board of Directors of Longwood at Oakmont. Fred supported many charities in the Oakmont community. In lieu of sending flowers, please feel free to contribute to one in his name. Friends will be received, Thursday, June 11, 2020, 6-8 p.m. and Friday, June 12, 2020, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., at English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. Due to the Covid-19 protocol, a Mass of Christian Burial and Interment will be private.
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