September 27, 1951 – January 5, 2021
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lucille Faiman; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Sherry FaimanSurvived by wife, Cindy; children, Kim (Tom) Marasco, Jeff (Jenny) Faiman; grandchildren: Tyler, Tatum, Parker, Noah; sisters, Barbara (Harv) Howery, Betty (Mike) Cohen; nieces and nephews.
VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Saturday, 10:00AM – 12:00NOON, West Center Chapel.
Robert Faiman passed away on January 5, 2021 in Omaha at 69 years old.
Bob was born on September 27, 1951, to John and Lucille (Kelley) Faiman. He was the baby of their four children. We love hearing all the stories they tell about how they picked on him. He grew up in South Omaha and graduated from South High in 1969. Out of high school, he worked at Mid-Continent Bottlers in the warehouse. But his lifelong career was in the meat sales industry. Most of that time was spent at Skylark Meats where he met many lifelong friends with whom he created numerous memories including countless fishing trips and competitions, vacations, and many fun social gatherings. He retired from CashWa Distributing in 2016.
He married his high school sweetheart, Cynthia Mitchell, on October 9, 1971. Most recently they celebrated their 49th anniversary. Together they had 2 children, Kim, and Jeff. He also loved to travel with his wife. They enjoyed visiting lots of destinations together with their good friends Kathy and Mark Langbehn every two years. We’ll be sure to hit up a destination in the future in his honor.
One of our dad’s favorite things to do was cook for all of us, especially after retirement. He was an avid meat smoker. He had no idea how to just cook for the two of them. We could always count on at least a weekly phone call to come pick up some sort of smoked meat, freshly made beef jerky or a big bucket of soup. We will all miss these food interactions dearly! Food gift cards being accepted so we don’t starve! 🙂
He was also a dog lover. We always had a dog growing up. He enjoyed hunting with them both. As we sit here reminiscing, we couldn’t help but to chuckle about him throwing a massive first birthday party for his lab, Jedi. This is why we constantly joked that his dogs got treated better than the humans! After both of his own passed, he continued to love on the grand dogs.
Bob also enjoyed going to our cabin in the summers. We all spent lots of time together as family there and for those memories we are forever grateful. He enjoyed riding their new scooters around the lake, teaching the little kids how to fish, taking us for boat rides, pulling us to ski, and cooking us lots of delicious meat. We drank lots of good beer together on the deck while always laughing at something or someone.
He was an avid sports fan! When he was a young adult, he loved playing men’s competitive softball. His greatest achievement was throwing a no-hitter in 1979 and the game ball is still in his den. He continued to watch his kids compete in multiple gymnastics meets and numerous baseball games. After a small break from that, he got to start all over with his four grandchildren. He loved coming to their baseball, softball, football, lacrosse, basketball, tennis, and volleyball matches. He would sit off to the side or in the outfield and enjoy the games from his own comfy chair keeping score. I know we will all miss having him in the stands cheering us on.
A few of his other hobbies were doing puzzles, reading books, organizing our family football pool, and cheering on the Huskers and his favorite pro teams.
We love you dad and will miss you more than words could ever say. Love, Cindy, Kim and Jeff.