Richard A. Fast, 92, of Coconut Creek FL, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at 4:45 p.m. at his home.
Mr. Fast graduated from Huntington High School in 1940, earned a Bachelor of Science in trade and industrial education from Purdue University in 1949 and a master's degree from Florida Atlantic University. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Mr. Fast retired in 1983 from Lee County Schools, in Fort Myers, FL. He taught mathematics for more than 30 years and was a supervisor of the mathematics department of Lee County Schools. He had previously worked as an instructor for the General Motors Institute and was also a commercial charter pilot.
He was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Huntington to Evan A. and Ethel E. Goshorn Fast. He was raised in part by his stepfather, Russell Wilhelm. He was married to Barbara Miller Fast, who survives, for 19 years and to Sandy Margolin Fast for 30 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Stanley, of Jacksonville, FL, and Cathy (Ted) Keys, of Sanderson, FL; and two grandchildren, Kelly Hardee and Justin Hardee, both of Glen St. Mary, FL.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Huntington. Rev. Richard Strick will officiate and military rites will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, of Huntington.
Memorial gifts may be made to First Coast No More Homeless Pets in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.