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Colonel Robert John Faust

Male 1917 - 2008  (91 years)


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  • Name Robert John Faust 
    Title Colonel 
    Born 19 Feb 1917 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Apr 2008  Bradenton, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I22684  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2020 

    Family Alice Monteiro Powell,   b. 13 Jan 1925, Pitt County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Aug 1945  Asheville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F8537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Powell-Faust Engagement
    Powell-Faust Engagement
    The News and Observer
    Jul 29, 1945
    Faust-Powell Wedding
    Faust-Powell Wedding
    Asheville Citizen Times
    Aug 12, 1945

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Carter Powell.
      Colonel Robert J Faust, 91
      Obituaries

      Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - Tuesday, April 22, 2008

      April 20, 2008

      Colonel Robert J. Faust, 91, Bradenton, died April 20, 2008.

      Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Manasota Memorial Funeral Home in Bradenton. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Bradenton. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Kirby Stewart Post #24 immediately following the Mass.

      Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Alte; daughters Monte Davis and Marianne Richardson; 7 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren

      Robert graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., with a degree in military science and subsequently obtained a master's degree in personnel administration from the University of Maryland. He was a U.S. Army artillery commander liaison, in support of the 3rd Chinese Army, under Chiang Kai-shek, fighting the Japanese in Burma. He was awarded the Bronze Star with 'V' for Valor and the Soldiers Medal for Heroism for personal bravery. After the war, he was assigned to the Pentagon, where he was instrumental in developing more efficient methods for requisitioning artillery equipment and ammunition. Also, he developed contingency plans for possible military involvements around the world.

      Before moving to Florida, he lived in Mount Vernon, Va., and Hilton Head, S.C., where he mentored under-privileged children. He built three homes in these locations. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and he enjoyed golf and bocce.