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Frederick Guy Farah

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM

St. Ann Catholic Church, Hagerstown, MD


Frederick Guy Farah , 45, of Rockville, MD, passed away, Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Born Monday, July 23, 1973 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Dr. J. Ramsay Farah and Elizabeth (Latru) Farah of Hagerstown, MD.

Frederick graduated from St. James High School Cum Laude, Captain of the Wrestling, Soccer and Tennis teams.  He was the captain of the Chess team, placing second in the State Championship.  He attended the Honors program and graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Neurobiology, Cum Laude Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, PHI ETA SIGMA Honor Society, Phi Sigma National Honor Fraternity and Alpha Lambda Delta.  His pursuit of the Masters was in Public Health at George Washington University.  He was intrigued by the world of Finance culminating with his employment as First Vice President, Futures Specialist, Financial Advisor with Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley in Washington DC.  He grew up attending St. Ann Catholic Church in Hagerstown, MD, where he served as Altar Server and Acolyte, he currently was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Olney, MD.  Frederick was a member of the Washington Area Frisbee Club.  He was an exceptional, most brilliant and cherished, son, husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. 

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 17 years Lauren Michele Farah; two daughters, Elizabeth Nadia Farah and Brigitte Margarette Farah and son, Julius Ramsay Farah, all of Rockville, MD; two sisters, Jessica Farah Hafer and husband Alexander of Kingsville, MD and Veronica Nadia Farah of Hagerstown, MD; brother, Patrick Wadih Farah of Chicago, IL; four nephews, Ramsay P. Farah of Hagerstown, MD, Frederick A. Farah of Hagerstown, MD, Ramsay A. Hafer of Kingsville, MD and Xavier A. Hafer of Kingsville, MD.;
three aunts, Jacqueline Anid of Temecula, CA, Viviane Domian of San Dimas, CA and Margaret O. McElroy of Annapolis, MD; and uncle Elie Anid of Temecula ,CA. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Wadih and Olivia Farah and maternal grandparents Guy and Nadia Latru and Uncle John Domian.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 9:30 am, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Avenue Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Ernest Cibelli and Rev. Msgr. J. Bruce Jarboe officiating.
Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to  Honors College Program, UMCPF ; Frederick Farah memorial
Office of Gift Acceptance
University Of Maryland, College Park
4191 Riggs Alumni Center
College Park, MD 20742

Online condolences may be expressed at <> 


Guest Book

I just found out this morning of the death of Fred Farah. I used to live next door to Lauren's father, Steve Griffith and became friends with Fred and Lauren. I always thought there would be plenty of time to reconnect after their wedding, apparently I was wrong, but I would very much like to get in touch wiith Lauren and try to be a friend again, esp at this time when she needs her friends support. Is there any way you could help me get in touch with her? You have my email address and my number is 540 396 4026. Please let me know if you can help me.... help Lauren.

Linn Hartwiv
Doe Hill, Virginia

Lauren, we are so very saddened by your loss. While we don't know your immediate family personally, Carlos and I have worked closely with your Dad for over 10 years now and he shared the stunning sad news with us. We have only heard wonderful things about Fredrick. In Fredrick's memory, we have sent a donation the UM, Honors College. Our thoughts are with you and the children.

Chris Stephens / Carlos Barrios
Orlando, FL

I had Frederick as my FA or so many years. He was an intelligent guy and a real pleasure to work with. He will be missed

jim zeisler
west chicago, Illinois

Dear Lauren, We are so very saddened by the news of your husband’s passing. We hold several happy memories of your family enjoying each other’s company in the school events. I remember how both of you recanted how you guys had met at Chloe’s birthday party. You guys looked so in love with each other right there! Please let me know if I can help you in any way at all. Sincerely, Lindsay

Lindsay Gonzalez
Silver Spring, Maryland

Lauren, We were so saddened to hear about Fred. Our hearts go out to you, your children, and family. May you find comfort in God and in your family. Please know our hearts are with you. Love, Teri and Brian

Teri and Brian Lynn
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

I am so sorry for your loss, I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Frederick. I hope your family can find comfort in god and each other. Although it’s been many years that have passed I will always cherish the time I spent with The Farah family. God bless you and may His memory be eternal.

John Papaioannou
Chicago, Illinois

My deepest and most sincere condolences on Fred's passing. We were associates at work and I was lucky to have known such a terrific fellow and huge personality. His beaming smile and vibrant aura always made my day when we would talk about investments, family or just the weather. My thoughts are with you.

David DePorter
Bethesda, MD

Dear Lauren, children, and family, I am overwhelmed with the loss of Frederick. I'm heartbroken for the Farah family, and the many of us that knew and loved him. He has not only been my trusted financial advisor, and broker, but a friend for over 20 years. I considered Frederick an intrical part of my family. His intelligenct and integrity were extraordinary. We have all suffered a loss of an exceptional young man who will live in my heart forever. You are ALL in my prayers, Marlene Crowley

Lee's Summit, Missouri

Dear Elizabeth and Ramsey, we were so shocked and saddened to learn of Frederick’s passing. It doesn’t seem that terribly long ago that Frederick abd Brandon were playing together. I know at a time like this there are no words to ease your sadness. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Prayers for healing, Kathy and Russ Marks

Kathy and Russ Marks
Hagerstown , MD

It seems only yesterday we celebrated birthdays on The Terrace and swam all the miles together. Ralph Waldo Emerson said "It is not length of life, but depth of life." By every measure Frederick lived deeply. My deepest condolences and sympathies to the entire family.

John Mercer
Fairfax, Virginia

We pray for you to find strength as you grieve for the loss of your son, Frederick. We lost our son, Evan, two years ago. It takes time but eventually you will begin to remember only the good things and happy times shared. Frederick was a friend of our son, John, at Saint James. You have suffered one of the greatest losses anyone has to experience. Allow yourself time to grieve. Grief is normal, natural and necessary. God bless you and your family.

Dr. Richard E. Smith and wife Jan
Fort Worth, Texas

My dearest friend Jessica, tante Elizabeth, and family. My heart goes out to you during this tragedy... the loss of your beloved Frederick. May god give you all the strength and the solace to endure the pain of his untimely loss.. May his soul Rest In eternal peace.

Rana Antar
Bel Air, MD

Dear Ramsey & Elisabeth We’re still in shock about Frederick death. Allah yer7amo . God bless you during this difficult time . May he Rest In Peace . Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Frederick was like my 2nd son after Camil. I was with Elisabeth when he was born till we left Baltimore in 1995. I talked to him many times from Lebanon & he was the sweetheart that I always loved . Why God took him so early it’ll always be a mystery. Ramsey & Elisabeth Allah Ya3teekon alsaber . We love you all Nabih & jackeline

Nabih & Jackeline Sader
Beirut, Lebanon

I'm am saddened to hear about his passing and can't imagine the pain for the family and friends left behind. My sincerest condolences and may his memory be eternal. You'll be missed Frederick!

Bill Papaioannou
Adamstown, MD

Fred-Your spirit, zest, and love of life was beautiful and will be missed by anyone who knew you.

David Margulies
Falls Church, Va

Our family was saddened to learn Frederick has recently passed away. It was hard to imagine... I remember him as a four year old with green goggles and a Speedo suit whizzing through the water. He swam 25 meters without taking a breath! He was a young man very determined to make his mark. His accomplishments confirm his early desire to do his best. I’m certain his entire family will have proud memories. Our hearts go out to all the family in this tragic loss. With our deepest sympathy, Lee-Anne Halterman and family

Lee-Anne Halterman
Hagerstown, Md

Dear Farah Family, I pray God gives you comfort and peace as you learn to live on this side of Heaven without Frederick. Truly, I wish that was close enough to be present as you say your goodbye's this week. My heart grieves with you for your loss.

Stacie Wiesenbaugh
Bonita Springs, FL

Please accept our deepest sympathy, We are shocked and saddened. The Farah family has given so much to our community. We mourn with you and wish you peace. Love and blessings, Tina, Larry, Lawrence, and Peter Angle

Tina Angle
Hagerstown, MD

Lauren, please accept my deepest and most heartfelt condolences! I can not fathom the depth of your pain and sorrow but can only say that it is shared by many. Fred's passing is a loss for all. I am not sure who enjoyed ours talks more him or me. We always mixed in personal with the professional and the future will never be the same! My thoughts are with you and your family during this time and I regret that I will not be able to attend services as I will be out of the country. John

John Santos
Germantown, MD

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Farah family during this very difficult time. You're all in our prayers.

Warren, Penny, Rachel and Sarah Clark
Hagerstown, MD

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Frederick, he seems to have been a truly talented young man, sharing much of your own dynamism and spirit of service. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Devang Gandhi

Devang Gandhi
Sykesville, Maryland

Farah Family, My deepest condolences on the passing of Frederick. I worked for his father and became acquainted with the children while doing this.My heart breaks for all of you and hope that in time your hearts can heal!

Christine Wolfe-Earp
Waynesboro , PA

Ramsay So sorry to read about the death of your son. He certainly did a lot with his life which is the best anyone can do. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our condolences for your loss. Warm regards Tom Allen

Tom Allen MD
Towson , MD

Your loss deeply saddens us. May you find the strength to get through this.

Catalin, Irina and Marcus
Arnold, Maryland

Hi Ramsey, so sorry to hear of your loss. While I did not have the honor of meeting your son, he sounded like an exceptionally talented and wonderful person. My condolences and thoughts are with you. Bev Collins

Beverly Collins, MD
East New Market, MD

Dear Ramsay and Elizabeth No words can easily soften the loss of a child. Your son sounds like a very accomplished and beloved person, and my wife and I send our deepest condolences Bruce and Cozy Smoller

Bruce Smoller
Potomac, MD

Try to remember the little things, the shared smiles, the warm hugs, the laughter. The pain might seem unbearable now, but in time, it is these memories that will win through and you will find happiness again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Willarda Edwards
Baltimore, Maryland

God Bless you all during this difficult time. Love Always, Monique

Hagerstown, MD

Dr. Farah, Many years ago.....probably 30 years, you were a guest speaker at a Compassionate Friends meeting in Hagerstown. It was a support group for people who have lost a child. All these years I have told people how much your talk helped me. I've said it was more inspirational and healing than any sermon I've heard. You spoke of the resilience of the human some day the pain would ease and we would appreciate a pretty day or a good joke. Your words have proven to be true over the years, and I've tried to pass them along to others. I pray that your family will find the peace, compassion and comfort that you so graciously extended to our group 30 years ago. I'm so sorry that you are in this "club" that none of us want to belong to. We have never met, but you have impacted my life in a positive way. Thank you~

Nancy Wolfe
Boonsboro, Maryland

I am sorry for you loss Dr Farah and family. I was a patient of yours till I could know longer see you. God bless you through this difficult time and may you find strength in our lord. I will be praying for you and your family and holding you close in my thoughts.

Janell Davis
Berkeley Springs, Wv

I am so sorry for the loss of your cherished son.

Linda M Fields (R.N. @ Meritues ICU)

May he RIP

Doug and Shirley Stine
Hagerstown , Maryland

Still in shock. Taken from us much too soon. We will miss his beautiful smile, heartfelt hugs and amazing sense of humor. Our hearts go out to Lauren, Uncle Ramsay and Tante Elizabeth, and the rest of the family. May he rest in eternal peace.

John, Pam, John and Christi Yip
Maple Grove, MN

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