Brian Orn Faber, 68 of Altamonte Springs, Florida passed away peacefully on August 11, 2022, after a difficult battle with illness and a stroke. On his final days, he was surrounded by his children and grandchildren and twin brother.
Brian and his twin brother Bruce Leifur Faber were born on July 22, 1954, to Gilbert Faber and Bjarnheidur Gudmundsdottir (Heida) in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia. His father, from the US, was working for the Arabian American Oil Company. His mother was from Reykjavik Iceland. Brian left Saudi Arabia at the age of fifteen and lived in Branson, Missouri for two years until they moved to Tallahassee, Florida. Brian graduated from Leon High School in 1973. He enlisted in the US Coast Guard in 1974 and served as a Quartermaster on ships in Portland Maine and Miami Florida. He was honorably discharged in 1978. Brian went on to graduate from Florida Atlantic University in 1982 with a degree in Business Administration. Brian had recently retired after a successful career as a credit manager with the Plaza Marine Group. A career where he was able to use his business skills and Coast Guard experience.
Brian is survived by his son, Justin Faber, daughter-in-law Erin Faber, and daughter, Brigitte Jackson, as well as five grandchildren, Avery, River, Olivia, Lennox, and Elvie: brothers Donald Gudmundur Faber and Bruce Leifur Faber and sister Berta L. Faber, sister in laws Ruthann Faber, and Maria Faber. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Daniel Ragnar Faber and nephew Jason Gilbert Faber.
Besides spending time with his children, grandchildren, and dogs, Brian had a passion for exercise, all things coast guard related, and watching sports, particularly Florida State Seminoles football. Brian was a man full of wit, eccentricity, charm and charisma, and a self-proclaimed ‘grill master’. He was a connoisseur of burgers and milkshakes, searching far and wide for varieties he had yet to try. Even in the end, having his children continue to sneak them into his rehab facility and hiding behind curtains while he wolfed them down quietly for fear of getting caught by staff.
His family finds comfort in the fact that they were able to be there when he needed it most and that he is no longer suffering. By his wishes no funeral service will be held. Donations can be sent to The Florida Boxer Rescue Inc https://flbr.org/