Bob Fay, 86 years, born Robert S. Fay, August 23, 1932. Passed away July 10, 2019 of natural causes.

Born in Cleveland, OH to Hungarian immigrants the late Mary Theresa (Gergely) Fay and James Edward Fay.

Raised by Nuns in a Catholic orphanage in Cleveland from age 5 after his mother passed. 

At age 17 Bob joined the Navy (1949-1954)

Korean War Veteran, served on the oil tanker USS Chipola. Afterwards, joined the Merchant Marines Seamen and sailed the Great Lakes.

He then attended Ohio University met his wife Helen (Easter) Stearns of Ripley, WV

They relocated to Los Angeles, CA where he joined the LAPD until their return to the east in 1960. 

They resided in Madison, OH where He served in law enforcement. In Mentor, OH, moving his way up to Sargent. Bob Fay graduated top honors from the FBI Academy in Washington, D.C. in 1970. Served as Chief of Police in Ripley, WV (1972-73). Served with Ohio’s Lake Co. Sheriff’s Dept. and Chief of Security Supervisor at Perry, OH nuclear plant until 1990. 

Bob relocated to Hoodsport, WA, where he retired from serving as Correctional Officer at Washington State Prison in Shelton, WA.

Bob Fay returned to Ripley in 2001 where he resided until 2017.

Bob was known for his stories & witty sense of humor.

He is survived by his children Mark Fay of Cross Lanes, WV. Theresa Fay, Shelton, WA., Michael Fay, Norwalk, OH., Rebecca Roadman, Hoodsport, WA, Mary Fay of Tulum, Mexico and Kenna, WV, Stephen Gandee of Evans, WV (half-brother to the siblings), 13 grandchildren and 3 Great-Granddaughters. 

A memorial will be held at St. Matthews in Ravenswood, WV On August 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. along with Veterans Legion of Foreign wars, followed by a luncheon. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Knights of Columbus of St. Matthews and/or VFW of Ripley, WV.

Any questions please contact Mary Fay ranchotranquilo@hotmail.com

Rest in Peace Faithful Servant of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Blessed Mother Mary. 

And as Dad always said, “Always Remember Me as Loving You”