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Otto Farbaky

Otto Farbaky

Friday, January 11th, 1935 - Sunday, January 6th, 2019
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Otto Farbaky, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at home with his wife, Hildegard (Zivny), at his side. He was born in Burgenland, Austria on January 11, 1935 to Ludwig and Theresia (Hodits) Farbaky. Otto was a gifted carpenter and violin maker. He married Hildegard on June 1, 1956 and, together, they had four children, Renate, Walter, Christa, and Brigitte. The family immigrated to the United States in 1965 and they lived in Chicago, Illinois where Otto worked at M&M/Mars for 22 years before retiring in 1991 to Savanna, Illinois. Otto and Hildegard then moved to Tucson, Arizona in 2017. Otto was preceded in death by his parents, Ludwig and Theresia, and his first-born daughter, Renate. Otto is survived by his wife of 62 years, Hildegard and his children, Walter (Jane), Christa Bryant, and Brigitte Lybeck (Keith). Otto will also be fondly remembered by his seven grandchildren, Walter Jr. (Crystal), David (Shauna), Daniel Callahan (Kristen), Renate Holman (Brian), Nicole Chamberlain (Jason), Tylor de Rais (Natalie), and Susan. He is also survived by his 11 great grandchildren, Alyssa, Nicholas, Anthony, Arianna, Paige Callahan, Owen Holman, Daniel Jr. Callahan, Avery, Alexander Callahan, Cora Holman, and George Chamberlain. Otto will be remembered lovingly by his sister, Maria Horvath (Franz).

A memorial for immediate family will be held on January 11, 2019 at 10 am at Adair Funeral Home. A mass will be held in Tucson, AZ (date & location to be announced). A public celebration of life will be held in Illinois (date & location to be announced).
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A mass will be held in Tucson, AZ (date & location to be announced). A public celebration of life will be held in Illinois (date & location to be announced).

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D. Luna

Posted at 10:38am
I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Farbaky. I hope that you will find comfort and encouragement from the hope of the resurrection and the promise of unending life on a peaceful, paradise earth. (Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4; Psalm 37:11.)
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Pam Darrow

Posted at 08:30am
Dear Hildegard, I am so sorry to hear your husband has passed. I used to work at your bank in Savanna and don’t know if you remember me, but I always enjoyed talking to you. Sending my sympathy to you and hope you’re doing well.
FJ

Franz Joska

Posted at 05:21am
Lieber Otto, Du warst nicht nur mein Cousin sondern auch ein Vorbild in unserer Familie. Wir weden Dich immer in unseren Gedanken behalten. Ruhe in Frieden! Franz Joska und Familie - Freitag, 11.01.2019
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Gyorgy Veszpremi

Posted at 05:16pm
Please accept our sincere condolences. We have known Otto for about a quarter century. He was a great person and a good friend. We miss him greatly. We will keep his memory as long as we live. Gyorgy & Anna Veszpremi
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Deb and mike Rubino

Posted at 04:22pm
Loved you Otto, loved the good times we had , that will help us to stay warm and fuzzy!!! Love you more than you’ll ever know. Deb and Mike Rubino
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