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Edward H. Fauth, Ed.D., P.E., 86, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2009, at Rush Copley Hospital after a two-week illness. He was born in Aurora, IL, on October 22, 1922, the son of Edward H. and Martha J. (Westphal) Fauth.

After graduating from East High School of Aurora, Ed began working for Barber-Greene Company. He served with the 477th Railroad Battalion of the U. S. Army in World War II which was involved in the Battle of the Bulge. He returned to Barber-Greene after the war and stayed with the company for 31 years. During this time he completed his education in mechanical engineering with degrees from Michigan State University (B.S.) and the Illinois Institute of Technology (M.S.). He then became Dean of Community Services with Waubonsee Community College where he worked until retirement in 1987. During his tenure there he completed an advanced degree in higher education from Nova University (Ed.D.).

In addition to his employment Ed was very active in multiple community organizations including the East Aurora District 131 School Board, Aurora YMCA, Aurora Economic Development Commission, Aurora Urban League, Aurora Home Rule and Revenue Sharing Committee, Aurora Labor-Management Committee, Kane Kendall County Mental Health Center, Kane County Community Action Agency, United Way and Rotary International Club of Aurora. He was the first District Governor of Rotary from the Aurora Noon Rotary Club. He also was active in the local and national societies of Professional Engineers.

Predeceased by his parents and brothers Ralph (Doris) and Robert (Naomi) and a sister, Dorothy, he is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances, nee Miller, brothers Carl (Dorothy) and William (JoAnn), a sister, Marion (Roland) Bolly, his children, Dr. Gregory (Geralyn) Fauth of Aurora, IL, Mary (Gregory) Kushner of Brighton, MI, Dr. Linda (Jeffrey) Sanborn of Gorham, ME and Anne (Peter) Sparling of West Bloomfield, MI., 15 grandchildren, Wade, Riley and McKenzie Fauth, Nicole (Paul) Plzak, Jill and Laura Doran, Katie (Tony) Hernandez, Adam (Yoko) and Charles Kushner, Casey, Blake and Peter Sanborn and Jaime, Megan and Sam Sparling and Jose Daniel Nasta, a Paraguayan exchange student member of the family and his children Rodrigo, Martin and Maria.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, October 18, 2009, at the New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL, 60506 with the family receiving guests from 1:30 PM until the service hour. Memorial contributions may be made to the Edward H. Fauth Scholarship Fund, c/o Citibank, 201 Genesis Dr., North Aurora, 60542. Arrangements are being handled by The Healy Chapel, Aurora. For further information, please call 630-896-9291 or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to sign the online guest book.