Charles William "Charley" Faas

Charles William "Charley" Faas


Charles William "Charley" Faas of Montclair, NJ, passed away on May 4 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Born in Montclair on March 18, 1939, to Frances (nee McElroy) and Albert Faas, Charley attended Montclair Public Schools and graduated from Montclair High School in 1957. In that same year, he enlisted in the US Army, training at Fort Bragg and serving as a Quartermaster Supply Specialist in France and Germany until 1960.


From the Army, Charley began a 35-year career in the US Postal Service, rising from the position of letter carrier to Postmaster, a position he held in Maplewood and then Kearny-North Arlington. In retirement after 1995, Charley began a second career as the Mail Supervisor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he retired in 2007.


Charley met Sharon Pier in 1967 and they later married in Puerto Rico in 1975. Together, they raised two children, A.J. and Leanne. Charley and Sharon realized a long-held dream of retiring to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2012. Charley and Sharon were long avid travelers and they further cultivated their spirit of adventure in retirement, traveling extensively around the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean in recent years.


Charley was a proud and active Life Member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He was most active in the West Orange Lodge (no. 1590), where he served as Exalted Ruler in 1968 and was recognized as Elk of the Year for 2010-2011. Charley not only supported the civic and charitable activities of the Elks, but he and Sharon also contributed personally to Project Children and hosted youths from conflict-affected Northern Ireland in their home for five consecutive summers in the 1990s.


He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sharon; daughter, Leanne Passalacqua of Kinnelon, NJ; son A.J. Faas, of San José, CA; two granddaughters, Aria and Avery Passalacqua; brothers, Thomas and Ronald, sister Ethel Cobb; and many nieces and nephews. As is well known, Charley was a friend to many and will be missed by both family and his large circles of friends in New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, California, Ireland, and beyond. 


Services will be held at McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Visitation will begin at 10am, with services following at 11:00am. A reception will follow immediately after the service at the funeral home. Friends and family are encouraged to make contributions in Charley's name to Elks Club Veterans Fund or the West Orange Elks Handicapped Children's Fund.



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Created On: 10/30/2018 11:10:23

Please accept my sincere condolence. May you find comfort through the Word of God. “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces…” Isa 25:8. This promise will be accomplished by means of God’s Kingdom or government with His son Jesus Christ ruling as king (Dan 2:44).

Linda rush
New jersey
Created On: 05/11/2018 23:02:11

So sorry to hear about Charlie. Condolences to you and your family.

Sue Homestead
Wilmington, NC
Created On: 05/11/2018 02:18:44

Sharon, I am sorry to learn of Charley’s passing. We grew up together in Montclair, and I so enjoyed becoming reacquainted with him at our MHS reunion . He was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Brian C. Harris
Braff Harris Sukoneck & Maloof, Livingston NJ
Created On: 05/10/2018 19:55:43


I'm so sorry for your loss. Charley was a wonderful guy and I'm sure over time your memories of him will overcome your grief. Sincerely,


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Created On: 05/10/2018 05:15:12

When I first started dating Cindy and first met charley and Sharon. They both made me feel a part of the family. That was 25 years ago
charley was a great uncle in law if you will and a great friend. We've had many beers and many conversations over the years. He always stopped by the house when he was in town.
He drove to Florida to see Dillon play soccer when we were down there
I will miss him dearly

William and Liza Temple
West Orange, New Jersey
Created On: 05/10/2018 02:05:25

Sharon and family so sorry for your loss. Our
prayers are with you at this time..

Cherylann McColgan
West Orange,NJ
Created On: 05/09/2018 14:04:07

Dear Sharon and Family ‘
I am so sorry for your loss.You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs to all of you.
Fondly ‘

Anthony Giasone
West Caldwell
Created On: 05/08/2018 19:32:33

Sharon and Family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Charlie passing. Rest in piece my friend.

Wayne Williams - USMC
Longs, SC
Created On: 05/08/2018 12:25:30

Thanks for your service Soldier !!!
Wayne Williams
United States Marine Corps

Connie Pirillo
Created On: 05/08/2018 01:10:35

Our deepest sympathy to Sharon, Leanne, AJ and all the family.

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