Charles A. Farrar, Jr.
Charles Arthur Farrar, Jr., 98 of Bethel, died late afternoon on July 24, 2013, at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris. He was born December 20, 1915, in Winchester, Mass.
Charles served his country in World War II with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He was in the 98th Division of the Army, and his ship landed on the island Japan September 1945 as part of the occupying force. He was active in the American Legion and served as a Post Commander for a time.
Charlie loved sports and was a lifelong Boston fan. As a youth he played semi-pro hockey in the Boston Garden. After the war Charles married his wife Susan Clement of Mexico and they moved to Phoenix, Ariz. and had four children. Then in 1957, the family moved to Bethel. Charlie worked at Hanover Dowel, sold shoes and Electrolux vacuum cleaners, worked as an electrician at times, and was employed as a postal worker. The old bowling alley building he acquired became his popular “Charlie’s Place” on Main Street, making pizza and the famed Maine Italian.
Charles was a beloved resident at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris. He leaves behind a sister, Norma Krajczar, of Morehead City, N.C., and was predeceased by an older sister, Virginia Vietch also of Morehead. Charlie was married to Susan Clement Farrar; they had four children, Michelle, Douglas, Lisa, and Paul. His grandchildren are Chris Keyes and sister Emily Keyes Zulkoski, Joel and Tomas Farrar of Vermont, Amos Fox and Naomi Fox Manjourides, Anna Farrar and Ava Farrar, and four great-granddaughters, Eliza Zulkoski, Madeline and Catherine Manjourides, and Meile Fox.
A celebration of his life will take place Friday, Aug. 9 in the Activities Room at the Veterans’ Home on High Street in South Paris at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend and share memories at that time.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the fall at the family’s convenience.