James Raymond Faus, 88, of Princeton died peacefully on February 8, 2014 at Stonebridge of Montgomery, Skillman, NJ after a long illness.
Raised in Denver, Colorado, he resided in Princeton, New Jersey since 1959.
James R. Faus graduated from Central High School in Washington, D.C. and matriculated at Princeton University. In 1943, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and served in both World War II as a 2nd Lieutenant and the Korean War in the Air Force, reaching the rank of Captain. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a BS in Economics, 1950 and received his MBA from New York University in 1964.
Early in his career James R. Faus worked for IBM and RCA in various management positions. From 1964 to 1979 he worked for AMF in their world headquarters in New York City becoming Director of Corporate Information Systems in 1973. In 1980 he founded Systrin Information Systems in Princeton, NJ and in 1983 became VP and National Director of Information Systems Consulting for Hayes Hill Incorporated. Through the mid 1960’s and into the late 1970’s he was co-owner, along with his wife, Fleurette K. Faus, of Gallery 100 on Nassau Street in Princeton.
James R. Faus was a long time member of Trinity Church in Princeton where he was a Sunday morning usher and volunteer for their annual community rummage sale. For many years in retirement he helped run workshops for Trinity’s outreach program, Jobseekers. He was a member of the Barnegat Light Yacht Club on Long Beach Island where he served as Commodore, Trustee and long time Principal Race Officer.
An avid sailor of Lightning’s and Sunfish; he meticulously cared for his vintage cedar planked Barnegat Bay Garvey, Quahog. He enjoyed many summer days cruising the bay with family and friends. Later in life he became a loyal Bedlington terrier owner and long walks were a daily routine. An avid Princeton University Tigers fan, he attended both alumni classes and sporting events throughout his adult years. Most of all, he was known and respected as a gentleman, committed husband, father, and grandfather.
James R. Faus was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Fleurette K. Faus. He is survived by his four sons: Brad and his wife, Ginny, of Lakeville, CT; Todd of Norwalk, CT; David and his wife, Holly, of Baltimore, MD; and John of Rocky Hill, NJ. He is also survived by four grandchildren; Jamie, Cady, Libby and John and predeceased by a grandson, Nathaniel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Church Memorial Fund, 33 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ 08542.
A memorial service will be held on June 21st at 11:00 am at Trinity Church, Princeton, NJ. He will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery.