Edward (Ed) Farrar – Hawaii

Edward (Ed) Farrar – Hawaii

Edward (Ed) Farrar, 64 of Keaau/Mountain View and Honolulu, Hawaii, died at Tripler Medical Center, Honolulu, following a brief illness. Born in Woonsocket, Ed was the oldest son of the late George and Edith Farrar.

He graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1970 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1971-1992. A Vietnam and Gulf War veteran, Ed retired a Petty Officer 1st class-EM1; he served in the silent service on the following diesel boats: SS-524, and SS-424; ship service on the AS-34, FF-1084, DDG-17, FFG-6, and DD-984 and shore service at Fort McClellan, Ala., and Norfolk Naval Correctional Facility, Va.

Upon his retirement from the Navy, he made his home in Hawaii on the islands of Oahu and “The Big Island” Hawaii. Ed worked at various shipyards and marinas as a mechanic and also performed many salvage operations. Ed’s passion was playing pool, and reading. Ed was a kind and generous man and was consistently generous with his time, talents and treasures. Ed lived an interesting life, and for those who took time to know him, they enjoyed his sense of humor, generosity and also the silence of his company.

Ed is survived by his brothers, George “Mike,” Thomas, Wilson “Bill” of Rhode Island; and Victor Muron of N.C.; sisters, Patricia Raymond, Margaret Paquette of R.I., and Frances Angermeier of N.Y.; many nieces and nephews; his island family, Kevin Routh and countless dear friends on the isles of Oahu and Hawaii. Ed was predeceased by his parents; sister Maureen Muron and his island mom, Virginia Routh.

Burial was held at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. In memory of Ed, his family requests you do a kind act for someone less fortunate, make a donation in Ed’s memory to a social service agency that helps veterans in need; and always keep your next of kin records up-to-date.