JAMES FAHEY James Fahey passed away at home after a three year illness of cancer, parkinsons, and emphysema June 17, 2020. He was born Sept. 5, 1936. James was an outstanding athlete who was recruited by the S.F. 49ers and in college by the Chicago Bears. He is in two hall of fames; Gilroy High School, and Cal Poly Univ. He survived the 1960 Cal Poly football team crash where, with a broken neck, internal and other injuries, he managed to save a number of other passengers before being taken to a hospital. He was raised in an orphanage, and instead of playing pro ball he chose to be a coach and teacher so he could help kids. He was a great encourager and pushed his students and athletes to be the best that they could be. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a hero to many and a true man of God who shared his love of Jesus with everyone. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; sons, James and John; daughters, Colleen and Tammi; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren who loved him. A service will be held at a later date at Pahrump Community Church.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Jun. 26, 2020.