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Obituary for Andrew Allan Fay

Andrew Allan  Fay
Chandler, Arizona – Andrew Allan “Al” Fay passed away January 3, 2018 at his home. He was 58.

Allan was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada on July 8, 1959 to Reginald Edward Fay and Grace Esbell (Waugh) Fay. He was a member, for many years, of the Salvation Army Church. That is where he developed his love of music and went on to play the trumpet, trombone and drums. Of course, the drums were his favorite and he played for years in the church and in his father's band, The Wanderers. Allan would listen to anything, but especially loved country music and especially loved it loud.

He was super athletic and loved playing every sport. In junior high and high school he played baseball and excelled at the game. Later in life, he loved any sport; volleyball, baseball, basketball. Any sport that would challenge him physically and that brought out his competitive nature. Later in his years, one of his more leisurely pastimes, and among his favorites, was rafting down the river with family and friends. He never missed a chance to load up his river gear and head out.

Allan loved his job at Vistar in Chandler and he rarely missed a day of work. His colleagues and co-workers were like family to him. He also rarely missed a Dallas Cowboy football game. He loved his cowboys and, win or lose, was always a dedicated fan. If you didn't know where he was during a Dallas Cowboy game, you only had to look for the nearest television.

Allan loved all his family equally and unconditionally, but he especially loved spending time with his only grandson, Ethan. He rarely missed a baseball practice or game of his and his eyes would sparkle by the mention of Ethan's name. He was a proud grandpa. In fact, in almost every photo, he wasn't looking at the camera, but at his beautiful grandson.

Those who were blessed to know Allan, knew he was a kind soul. He would give anything, to anyone, anytime they needed it. His kind and gentle nature toward the underdog was what made him remarkable. He was always there to lend a hand - even to a total stranger. That soul quality is what those who loved him will miss the most.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Reginald Edward Fay and Grace Esbell (Waugh) Fay and his running buddy and partner in crime, Michael Honeycutt.

Survivors include his loving wife: Terri Lynn (Bennett) Fay of Dallas, Texas, daughters: Christi Elese (Kevin) Ketcham of Ft. Worth, Texas and Amy Melissa Fay of Flint, Michigan; sons: Anthony Allan Fay of Dallas, Texas and Jeffery Andrew (Nicki) Fay of Bailey, Texas; sisters: Reginlind Ann (Mike) Mathews of Irving, Texas; Debra Jean Thompson of Flint, Michigan; Cynthia Jane Fawcett (Brian) of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada; Lisa Maria Honeycutt (Glenn Kliebert) of Rockport, Texas; brother: John Edward (Wanda) Fay of Flint, Michigan; grandchildren: Shiann Herrick of Flint, Michigan; Kaitlyn Elese Creamer and Kyla Mae Ketcham of Ft. Worth, Texas; Ethan Allan Fay of Chandler, Arizona and Hannah Elese Fay of Bailey, Texas.

Allan is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM at Falconer Funeral Home in Gilbert, Arizona on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Interment will be private.

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Arrangements and care entrusted to Falconer Funeral Home, Gilbert.

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