Philip George Faris

Philip George Faris – age 87. We celebrate the life of Philip G. Faris, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and "Uncle Phil" to all, who passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020. A socially distant visitation was held 4 - 8pm Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Sharp Funeral Home, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd, Fenton. There was an incense service at 7 PM. A socially distant funeral liturgy was held at 11 AM Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 4133 Calkins Rd, Flint. Rev. Father Pierre Bassil officiating. There was a one-hour visitation, 10 AM at the church. Burial followed at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd, Holly. Philip was born and raised in Flint. He grew up with the love of God in the home and Lebanese food on the table. He spent his childhood with his parents, George Faris and Mary Chakrallah Faris; and his siblings, Joseph, Helen, Raymond, Edward and Josephine. He attended and graduated from All Saints Catholic School. He was a veteran of the United States Army. For 52 years, he thoroughly enjoyed serving the public. With his brothers, he owned Faris Furniture and Jewelry on N. Saginaw St. in Flint. He loved his church, Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, where he was an active member for almost 50 years. While serving in many capacities, he most enjoyed being an usher for more than 40 years. In October 1963, he married the love of his life Marie Helena Bernath at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Flint. Together they raised two sons, Stephen George Faris and Scott Philip Faris. Philip is survived by his wife, Marie; sons, Stephen (Caroline) and Scott (Kimberly); and the five most amazing grandchildren, Philip, Stephen, Juliet, Christopher and Kyle, plus many wonderful nieces and nephews; and his sister, Helen Faris Burgess. He lived his life sharing his time, talents, energy and love. He taught us to love one another, enjoy life, respect our elders and die gracefully. May God the Father welcome him home. Those desiring may make contributions to Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Tributes may be shared on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

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