Neil G. Farans of Westport died Feb. 17 at home. He was 77.
Neil Farans: Air Force veteran. Contributed photo
Born Feb. 21, 1938 in Norwalk, he was the son of the late William and Mildred Gans Farans. He attended Norwalk High School, and graduated from the University of Florida, before joining the Air Force Reserves where he was called in to active duty for the Bay of Pigs.
He then returned home to join the family business, Pennsylvania Petroleum Company (Pepco), for almost 30 years, before founding Eastern Environmental Technologies, a waste management disposal company. He was a past president of the Norwalk Exchange Club, and an active member in the community.
He was an avid boater, loved gardening, his family, and his dogs.
He is survived by his wife Laura, and his son Brad and his wife Michele of Vail, Colo. He is also survived by his brother Alvin Farans of Westport, and nieces Danielle Finke and Claudia Morse, and nephews Guy, Steven and Bruce Green. He was predeceased by his son Greg, his brother Paul and his sister Diane.
Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave. Norwalk. Burial will follow IHS/Temple Shalom Cemetery, 143 Richards Ave., Norwalk.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County (visitingnurse.net), and the National Brain Tumor Society (braintumor.org.)