Donald Fay, 1932-2018

Donald G. Fay, 85, of LaPorte, IN, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

He was born Sept. 26, 1932, in Gary, IN, the son of Harry Edward Fay and Thelma Louis (LaBau) Harris.

Donald and his wife owned and operated Fays Marina in LaPorte, where it become incorporated into a business in 1984. Donald loved anything to do with water. He loved boating, swimming, and snowmobiling in the winter. 

On Feb. 19, 1955, in Hobart, IN, he married Rose Marie (Mikolics) Fay, who survives in LaPorte.

He is also survived by his two sons, Harry (Christy) Fay II of LaPorte and Mark “Tony” (Gina) Fay of LaPorte; daughter, Donna Marie Fay; sister, Shirley (Paul) Smith of Glendale, AZ; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his sister, Barbra Jo Caplan, and Georgia Hlodnecki.

The family will receive friends at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to noon. A life celebration will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 8, at noon with David Blount officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.

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4 Responses to “Donald Fay, 1932-2018”

  1. Tom robinson

    Dec 05. 2018

    What a great guy !!!
    He was so much a part of Laportes lakes ,boating .
    And Snowmobiling in the early days
    LaPorte’s Legend

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  2. Mike & Donna Cowgill

    Dec 05. 2018

    So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Our prayers are with you at this time

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  3. Jeffery Clougher

    Dec 11. 2018

    Prayers are with your family i loved working with don and his wife you are truly great people god bless you and your family Rest In Peace don god bless

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  4. Allen Schoof

    Feb 10. 2019

    His word was his bond! Great man and will always remember him. Don rest and I am sure we will all see you again.

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