Theodore “Ted” E. Farra, age 94, passed away on Friday September 16, 2022, at the Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born and raised in Elizabeth, to Theodore and Katherine Farra, he moved to Clark in 2018. He honorably served in the US Army for 18 months and then in the Air Force as a staff sergeant during the Korean War.
Mr. Farra was a school administrator, director of plant property and equipment for the Elizabeth Board of Education for 27 years retiring in 1997. He was the Project Coordinator during the construction of the Elizabeth High School. Prior to that he was an employment manager for the GAF Corporation in Linden for 24 years. Mr. Farra was also a member of the City Council representing the 2nd Ward. He served as a Commissioner on the Local Assistance Board and was a member of the Union County Democratic Committee.
Mr. Farra is survived by his two daughters, Kathleen Healy and Janet Webb (Mike); six grandchildren, Craig Webb, Kevin Webb (Nicole), Michael Webb (Kelly), Kristen Healy, Erin Lipari (Anthony), and Sarah Healy; five great grandchildren, Jake Austin Webb, Devin Lee Webb, Max Webb, Addison Claire Lipari, and Eleanor Webb.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife Claire Farra (nee Moy); one sister Eve Fotiadis (2020).
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Visitation on Wednesday September 21, 2022 from 10-11 am at the Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home 211 Westfield Ave. Clark, NJ 07066. A Funeral Service will be offered at 11 am following the Visitation. Interment, St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Kindly omit flowers.
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