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Newark, NJ 07102
Michael Faiella passed away on April 11th, at age 93.
Y member, Michael Faiella, at left, with his grandson and his son.
For more than sixty years, Mr. Faiella was an integral part of our Y family. Up until the age of 88, Mr. Faiella could regularly be found in the gym shooting jump shots or hitting the punching bag in the weight room. When he’d get into a shooting contest or pick-up game, a crowd would gather to cheer him on. And every Christmas, he was like one of Santa’s elves, giving all he encountered a new pair of socks. Ten years ago, Mr. Faiella was the first person to receive a Newark YMCA lifetime membership, in recognition of his more than 50 consecutive years as a member of the Newark Y.
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