Alfred "Al" Nye Fauver, August 15, 1915 – February 13, 2016
The Fauver Family is saddened to share the news that Al Fauver died on February 13, almost 6 months following his 100th birthday. Since passing the century mark, his spirit remained strong, though his physical decline had been steady, suggesting to his heart and mind that the time had come to move on. His love for Bertha, his family, and Pemi dominated his thoughts in his final months.
Al and Bertha were fortunate to spend the last several months at their home in Plymouth, rather than at their usual winter retreat in Vero Beach. This was a decision that allowed them to enjoy the peace of fires in the fireplace, a few snowflakes, and time with family and friends in the pastoral place where they have lived and loved for more than 50 years.
We look back on the birthday celebration held for Al in August as a time when many had the chance to share thoughts and memories of the past, and to recognize and appreciate the Pemi connection that has enriched so many. Al, son of Pemi founder Edgar Fauver and his wife Alice, had a life-long connection. Pemi was his first home, where he arrived several days after his birth in August of 1915. He was later a camper, counselor, owner since the ‘40s, director from the ‘40s to the ‘80s, and an active board member until the time of his death.
In the ‘50s, Al moved his family to New Hampshire, to be closer to Pemi. He was known for his kindness, wisdom, leadership by example, and selfless devotion to Pemi. There are many who are better for something Al might have done or said, in the times that their paths crossed on the shores of Lower Baker. The fondness Al felt for so many in the Pemi family is something that gave him strength and nurtured the good will in his heart until the end of his days.
It is expected that a celebration of his life will be set for a later date. The Pemi family will be warmly welcomed to attend. (Reprinted from the Pemigewassett Blog)