July 24, 2022~25 Tammuz 5782
Randy Hugh Farb, 61, of Grand Blanc, Michigan, died Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Grand Blanc. The Louisville native was born on August 27, 1960.
A retired librarian with Flint Public Library, he achieved a Master of Library Science from Indiana University-Southeast. Randy led services at area synagogues in Flint, Michigan, and taught Sunday school in the congregations of Louisville, principally at The Temple. He was also a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation, assisted Rabbi Solomon Roodman with Jewish food inspections, and served as teacher/librarian at the Kentucky College of Business.
Randy was the author of self-published short story collections “Shuffleboard” (2012) and “No Paprika in Heaven” (2014). In addition, he collaborated with Mark Messler as co-author of the print and online Jewish comic strip “4 Corners,” editor of the book “Zeyde and the Hidden Mine” and longtime contributor to the virtual House of Seven Beggars Synagogue.
Randy is survived by a brother, Brad Farb of Louisville, cousin Barry Wenst of Flint, numerous cousins in Kentucky, Michigan, and southern California, and a multitude of friends. He was pre-deceased by parents Hilda and Morris Farb, grandparents William and Rebecca Wenst and Israel and Clara Farb; uncles Bernie Wenst, Joe Jaffee, Irv Pahr, David Waterman, Dave Pass, and Willie Feitelson and aunts Mynn Jaffee, Vivian Wenst, Lillian Wenst, Esther Waterman, Esther Pass and Sarah Feitelson.
Thoughtful and generous toward family and friends, Randy was a social person, remembering birthdays, sometimes belatedly. He was known for his vast knowledge of Judaism. His many collections included neckties, yarmulkes, music (albums, singles, CDs), and media (old-time radio programs, television series and movies, VHS tapes, and DVDs). He favored a variety of soft drinks, tuna fish, and puns.
The family extends thanks to Randy’s longtime caregivers at MediLodge of Grand Blanc, Mich., and the medical personnel at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 28th, at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, Louisville. Visitation starts at 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Keneseth Israel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Juvenile Diabetes,225 S. East Street, Suite 280, Indianapolis, IN 46202.