September 26, 2003 - Washington Post: Tunisia RPCV Francis Robert Farley Jr. dies in Maryland

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By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 12:15 am: Edit Post

Tunisia RPCV Francis Robert Farley Jr. dies in Maryland

Tunisia RPCV Francis Robert Farley Jr. dies in Maryland

Francis Robert Farley Jr. Teacher

Francis Robert "Frank" Farley Jr., 52, who taught English as a second language at Montgomery College and the Carlos Rosario Center in Washington, died of a heart attack Sept. 14 at Montgomery General Hospital after collapsing at the Olney Recreation Center.

Mr. Farley, a Takoma Park resident, was born in Morristown, N.J., and raised in New Providence, N.J. He graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland.

He served with VISTA in Olympia, Wash., from 1973 to 1975, and with the Peace Corps in Bizerte, Tunisia, until 1978.

After receiving a master's degree in international affairs at Ohio University, he taught English at the Indochinese Refugee Program in Silver Spring and at Yarmouk University in Jordan.

He returned to the Washington area in the late 1980s and began teaching in Montgomery County, first in the adult education program and then at Montgomery College. He started at the Rosario Center about two years ago.

Mr. Farley was a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Washington and a volunteer at Montgomery Blair High, Rolling Terrace Elementary and Takoma Middle schools.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Nancy Pointek Farley, and their daughter, Farrah Marie Farley, both of Takoma Park; his mother, Janet Farley Seger of Tinton Falls, N.J.; his father and stepmother, Francis Farley Sr. and Marilyn Farley, both of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; two sisters; and two brothers.

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By farrahfarley ( on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 2:06 am: Edit Post

Seeing this post still up after ten years offers much comfort that I know exists within the Peace Corps family. Thank you for being so supportive of my father and of my whole family over the years. I truly respect PC and appreciate all that PC does at home and abroad.

In peace,
Farrah M. Farley

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