Surrounded by his family, Felipe Fava, age 70, of San Angelo, Texas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Felipe was born in Eldorado, Texas to Estevan Fava and Otilia Garcia Fava on March 18, 1952.
They were blessed with their son, Philip Julian, on June 1st, 1974, and their daughter, Katherine Ann, on December 27, 1975. From those two, they were given nine grandchildren, Philip Julian, Jr., David Austin, Gabriel Roy, Joshua Michael, and Andrew Everson, San Juan Antonio Lowery (Alyssa), Kenderick, Kalynn, and Alfred, and one great-grand daughter, Maelynn Lowery.
Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Esteban and Otila Fava, his grandparents, Martin and Otila Garcia, and his sister, Josie Aguirre. He is survived by his loving wife, Senidia (Sandy), his son, Julian, and daughter, Kathy, his nine grandchildren, and one great -granddaughter. He is also survived by his sisters, Sulema Riojas (Javier), Rachel Cuevas (Mark), and Christina Fava; and brothers, David, Roy (Amy), and Steve (Griselda), and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the physicians and staff at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson), and the staff with Interim Hospice of San Angelo, Texas.
Please gather with us to celebrate his life on Monday, April 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Gutierrez Funeral Chapels, 1002 North Oakes, San Angelo, Texas 76903, In lieu of flowers, any donation to the family will be appreciated.
Felipe was a retail manager and salesperson throughout his career. Camping and fishing were his two greatest loves, as well as taking a spin around the dance floor to Tejano music with his wife. Felipe enjoyed fishing. There is a Fisherman´s Prayer which offers the soothing notion that we might all end up supported in the mesh of God´s landing net. If God really does have a landing net let him lift it up gently and when He looks into it, He will see Felipe smiling back at Him and think “I´ve never had one like this before!” Felipe was, quite simply, a unique character and a wonderful man to his family and friends.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. Psalms 12 1:1-2
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