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Wil Faust official death notice

Posted By: Starjim
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2005, at 8:46 a.m.

Here is the text from the Patriot News in Harrisburg PA.

Wilmer C. Faust III
Wilmer C. Faust III

Wilmer C. "Bill" Faust III, of Harrisburg and Cove, passed gently from this world just the way he lived. Bill died in his sleep on Tuesday morning July 25th.
Bill was born in Mechanicsburg on June 12, 1942 to Margaret (Unger) and Wilmer C. Faust, Jr., both deceased.
After Mechanicsburg High School, Bill earned a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Dartmouth College, NH, and a Master's in Urban Planning from Penn State Harrisburg.
A partial list of Bill's record of service and accomplishments includes honorable service in the PA National Guard, a career in city planning beginning in York and transferring to the Harrisburg planning commission. During his thirty-year tenure of service for the City of Harrisburg, Bill was appointed the Executive Director of the Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority and was instrumental in many midtown projects, most notably was the transportation center. Bill and his late wife, Marianne (Devincent) founded the Historic Harrisburg Association. Bill's life was a tribute to what he called "his city."
In Bill's private life, he researched and amassed encyclopedic knowledge of dozens of scientific subjects and hobby interests. Bill was a gourmet cook, a connoisseur of German Beer and wine, gun collector and target enthusiast, fisherman, bird and wildlife activist. His memberships in various scientific organizations include American Institute of City Planners, Harrisburg Astronomical Society, National Geographic Society, SETI, and the Marysville Sportsman's Club, and the Mechanicsburg Club.
Bill had a lifetime interest in and was recently considered to be an expert on the planet Mars. His research colleagues include NASA geologists, astronomers, and various published authors on the continuously unraveling mysteries of Mars. In collaboration with others on advancing theories and photographic evidence of ancient civilizations their combined work may be recognized as revolutionary in our lifetime.
Bill be missed for his kind soul, his gentle loving care of family and friends, his delightful sense of humor, his wonderful joy of learning and sharing his knowledge with scholarly detail.
Bill leaves to cherish these memories, his loving wife and partner, Janet L.; his brother, Mike and his wife, Denise of Boiling Springs; sister, Wendy of Philadelphia; and his newest extended family from Ohio, including sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, who have come to adore Bill in just eight short years.
Good-bye husband, brother, scholar, teacher and good friend.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 7 p.m. in the Myers Funeral Home of Mechanicsburg. There will be a visitation on Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17036.
www.pennlive.com/obits
Published in the Patriot-News on 7/29/2005.

There is a guest book there and when I meet with Janet in a few weeks I will be giving her the print outs of all the kind condolences expressed by the friends of Will on this forum.


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Re: Wil Faust official death notice

Posted By: bullitt
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2005, at 10:15 a.m.

In Response To: Wil Faust official death notice (Starjim)

Sad indeed Jim.
Feel a bit like a teacher that's lost a wizened old student. I remember just having to show him some basics and then him walking on out and getting anomalistically blooded like a real hunter.
I had just ordered an entire series of images for the further study of Parrotopia. Now they'll just be for us to ponder; he'll not be needing them because I'm sure that in his infinite wisdom, the creator took him to see it in person before turning on the light and taking him home.


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Re: Wil Faust official death notice

Posted By: Starjim
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2005, at 10:31 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Wil Faust official death notice (bullitt)

Wil left a legacy and that is Parrotopia. I know it is his familys' wishes to see that legacy through. As previoualy mentioned George and I are going to meet with Mike Faust and Janet in about three weeks to review what we have prepared to date for the paper on Parrotpia. Wil did provide his first summary on the geography of the area and hopefully he did get a large portion of the city area written up.

I also know he was looking into a domain name for the site and I think I'll follow through on that side of things. I envision a web site with a welcome page from Wil leading to an extensive study of just Parrotopia.


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Re: Wil Faust official death notice

Posted By: bullitt
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2005, at 10:48 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Wil Faust official death notice (Starjim)

Let me know what you need Jim, I have several subdomains and space galore if required.
I'll also shoot a note to Malin letting him know that those images I ordered for this place are a good man's last request. They will return them.


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Re: Wil Faust official death notice

Posted By: Robert Williams
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2005, at 7:34 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Wil Faust official death notice (bullitt)

I am very much saddened by another death of a member of our anomalist community before the outing of what we know to be on Mars, and in Cydonia especially. Will and others have taken that search beyond the confines of Cydonia to include many more parts of Mars itself, our Moon and other parts of our Solar System. I am saddended that he will not be here when the brutal truth we all take as a given is finally presented to the mainstream as the new paradigm and people like Wil, Richard Hoagland, Tom VanFlandern, Mark Carlotto, Stanton Friedman and others have promoted for years. He will be missed for many reasons and gives me even more impetus to fight ever harder to bring about this ETI disclosure faster than those in power want. Since he was only 10 years older than me, and my having a major heart attack 15 years ago, it hits home that not all of us may have the time to wait until the secret keepers feel like coming out of the closet with the brutal truth of what lies on the Moon and Mars and all over Cydonia. Will Faust certainly shall be missed by more people than he probably would have guessed and I hope his passing inspires the rest of us to continue our searches for anomalies wherever we find them and making them known as far and wide as possible.

Bob...:D


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Re: Wil Faust official death notice

Posted By: Angie Micol (MarsProof)
Date: Monday, 1 August 2005, at 9:50 p.m.

In Response To: Wil Faust official death notice (Starjim)

I was very sad when I heard the news today and wanted to say the world will miss a wonderful soul and teacher. Wil had been contacting me recently concerning the Bahamas anomalous images and he did not hesitate to give me tips and pointers on image refinement. I will cherish his final e-mails and I thank you Wil for being such a kind soul. The light embraces you!

If anyone would like to see the images he was working on, just e-mail me I will be happy to send them. He wrote me last on Monday night and had included several image attachments of the areas in South America and the Bahamas that he had made.

Sincerely,
Evon
MarsProof


 

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Re: Wil Faust official death notice

Posted By: BJ
Date: Tuesday, 2 August 2005, at 9:13 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Wil Faust official death notice (Angie Micol (MarsProof))

Thank you and farewell my friend and teacher Wil Faust, you are such a wonderful soul. I thank you for all the encouragement and knowledge you have given us. Without your words of encouragement I would have never posted to this web site with my purely amateur status as a Mars researcher. You were an inspiration to us all. You will be missed greatly! I only knew you for a short time, but enough time to know that you were a professional in all your workings and a person who was willing to help out when asked.

May your soul have a chance to travel to Mars to answer all your lifetime of questions.
Goodbye friend!

Bruce (BJ)


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Re: Wil Faust official death notice

Posted By: Mosco
Date: Monday, 8 August 2005, at 7:22 p.m.

In Response To: Wil Faust official death notice (Starjim)

I saw this notification a few days earlier, but didn't know how to react since it sounded unbelievable.
This is a sad moment for all of us, and I am sure we will all miss his input and the way he tried to involve the BBS as one team and consider all of us as his real friends.

Mosco


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Re: Wil Faust official death notice

Posted By: Florence
Date: Monday, 8 August 2005, at 7:49 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Wil Faust official death notice (Mosco)

I understand exactly what you mean Mosco. I have not said too much either. One of the reasons is that I have not only feelings of sadness but also of anger. I'm angry that he didn't get to live long enough to write his book. He had mentioned it on a number of occasions. Wil loved words and had a wonderful vocabulary. I know it would have been beautifully expressive and filled with his own brand of humor. Wil beat the cancer and I'm sure he felt that he had some time left for the book. Things just never seem to go the way you would like....do they....God Bless our pal Wil...


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Re: Wil Faust official death notice

Posted By: Greg O
Date: Sunday, 14 August 2005, at 11:09 p.m.

In Response To: Wil Faust official death notice (Starjim)

I saw this a few days ago but was too overcome to write anything. It is a sad loss, Will was always such a gentleman on this board. As they say, only the good die young.
 
 

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Rest in peace

Posted By: Starjim
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 9:15 a.m.

It is my very sad duty to report to everyone the passing of Wil Faust on yesterday of a heart attack. I spoke with his wife Jan and she said that he passed swiftly with no pain.

Wil was a very courageous man who faced down tremendous health threats in recent years. He was an avid anomalist and a very good friend. I will miss him terribly.

*Jim


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: Todd H.
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 10:18 a.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

I am very sad to hear this news. Wil was a champion to this work and a wonderful man. My deepest sympathies go out to his wife Jan and their family.


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: scottadavis
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 12:08 p.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

I am very saddened to hear this news. I had been busy the last few months and did not get a chance to check in here as often as I would have liked too. Wil was a great guy, he helped me with my astronomy and to understand a whole new perspective on Anomaly Hunting. His contributions to this message board, his insight and ideas into the search will be greatly missed. My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to his family.
It's never easy saying goodbye!

Thank you Wil for everything, you will be missed!


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Primo Veritas... *PIC*

Posted By: George J. Haas
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 12:09 p.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

As you all are now aware our good friend and veteran Anomaly Hunter Wil Faust passed away yesterday of a heart attack. My wife, Doctor Joy Cole, and the members of The Cydonia Institute are deeply saddened by this news. Wil was well liked and loved on this board and leaves us with more than fond memories; he leaves behind not only a legacy of his major discoveries on Mars, but a level of humanism and kindness that will forever tweak our hearts to take flight.

As Jim has mention, over the last year both of us including Wil, William Saunders, and Keith Laney have been working on an analytical paper that dealt with Wil’s Parrotopia discovery that was just on the verge of being completed - to be submitted to a few scientific journals in September. Jim and I have both assured Janis that Wil’s work will not be left unfinished and will be completed and submitted on time.

If any of you would like to send a card to Janis Faust please feel free to send it to:

The Cydonia Institute
PO Box 1032
Jackson N.J. 08527

“Primo Veritas,”

;~(

GJH


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: Florence
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 12:24 p.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

We will all miss Wil....he was such a sweet and kind man.

I had just sent him a e-mail hug because I had not talked to him in a long time and I wanted him to know that I was thinking of him.
I sent the message and then came here and opened up Jim's posting.......so sad..


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: MARS REVEALER
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 1:20 p.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

Oh my God. I am sorry to hear this. I will pray for his family in this time of tragedy. I agree he was an aspiring spirit to this search of the truth & the Bizzarre.

This makes me mad, because he not had to go out that way unknowing the promise of the truth where it will lead humanity & watch it unfold. I salute him & think we all should sign something collectively to arrange for his family to show our respect collectively of his importance & that we share the grief & are praying for them in this time. Any thoughts?


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: Starjim
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 2:20 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Rest in peace (MARS REVEALER)

George posted his address in the primo veritas post, I am printing off the condolences being made under my thread to give to Jan on Saturday.

One thing she asked was that his work be continued, she knew how important this was to Wil.


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: MARS REVEALER
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 3:36 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Rest in peace (Starjim)

Thanks much StarJim. I did see that after the fact. ;-)
Is there a way you can get a pic for me so I can highlight him as memorium to him & her words about the work so I can honor him on the next show,.. when that is? I appreciate any help for this. Maybe also a bio of him as well for the honor page as well under his pic for the memorium. I am sorry to hear this. See how important this all is???? I only wish others did, but they will as we all keep on the toes of the powers that be, so that Wil's work & effort is not dead in vain.

I hate death... & I hate how close I seem to come to it, as I had way too much for my taste. I shed a some tears for him & his family & I not care who thinks what of me for it either!

It is sad. Simply put. I pray for blessings to his loved ones. Thanks StarJim.


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: Chabok Lee
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 2:04 p.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

I am very saddened to hear this news. Last week I received his email that he've been well...

Wil you were a good friend and great anomaly hunter... I will miss you.


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: Pier
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 4:29 p.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

Wil was a wise and good person, simply the best. I feel terribly sorry for his friends and family.

Pier


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: Bob-C
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 5:13 p.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

I am deeply saddened to hear of Wil Faust's passing. I extend my condolences to Jan and the family. Wil was a good, helpful, and understanding person; he will be missed by everyone.

Bob-C


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: keith phillips
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 6:41 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Rest in peace (Bob-C)

Wil had a great mind and a gentle demeanor. He was always helpful and offered encouragement.
His professional approach to the endeavors of this anomaly community set a standard that
increased the stature of everyones work here. He will surely be missed. My condolences to
his family.
HAIL PARROTOPIA
Keith Phillips


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: Peg
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005, at 7:25 p.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

Wil,
Thank you for being such a wonderful friend. I will miss you.
Love,
Peg


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: Duane
Date: Thursday, 28 July 2005, at 6:12 a.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

How sad a day it is when someone who contributed so much time that ment so much to so many, is gone.

I for one will miss his wisdom and insite.

God speed Will.

Duane Marsh


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: LWS
Date: Thursday, 28 July 2005, at 10:29 p.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

I would like to add my sincere regret at his passing and express my sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.

Winston Small


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: Gordon
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2005, at 1:09 p.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

I'm stunned...sitting here at a company computer in Baghdad, with tears streaming down my face. I never knew Wil had health problems.

My most heartfelt condolences to his wife and family...Wil is someone I will never forget. If it were possible, I would take the day off tomorrow to review my memory of him, and, the many contributions he made to this forum. As it is (too few of us, with too much at stake) my mourning will be limited to bits and snatches that catch me unaware, during breaks in a long and busy day.

Gordon


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Re: Rest in peace

Posted By: MUC
Date: Sunday, 7 August 2005, at 3:03 a.m.

In Response To: Rest in peace (Starjim)

I too wish to express my condolences to Wil's family. Wil will be greatly missed . He was usually one of the first to respond when a new image was posted with positive comment. He always greated and encouraged newcomers. He shared both his knowledge and views with all of us. Will was a good friend to all of us and with his passing we, as a group, are diminished.


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From Wil's family

Posted By: starjim
Date: Thursday, 11 August 2005, at 4:21 p.m.

I received this email today and wanted to share it with everyone here:

I have been reading all the condolences from all the wonderful friends of Bill on the site and must say on behalf of my husband, Mike, Jan, myself, and all the family who loved him so much, how very proud we were to have Bill in our lives. He was a true gentleman. We loved him so and miss him very much. It just does not seem real.

Please send a Special Thank you to everyone for their many kind words in acknowledging his work in researching Mars and his discovery of "Parrotopia" which he was so passionate about.

I am making copies of all of these and putting together a memorial book for our family to view.
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You all have been wonderful in honoring him and although he would have been modest with the many compliments, he will hold them dear to his heart and soul as he is and always will be with us in spirit.

Many Thanks and our Sympathy to all who knew our " Wil "

Mike and Denise Faust