Faber D. Little, 71
Faber D. Little, 71, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Johnstown, Pa., passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in Avow Hospice, Naples, Fla. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, earning both his bachelor of science degree and doctorate in dental sciences. A United States Army veteran, he served as captain at Fort Devens, Mass. He returned to the University of Pittsburgh and earned a master’s degree in orthodontics and later taught part-time in the orthodontic department.
In 1964, he and one of his professors, Dalton Blough, founded Allegheny Orthodontic Associates in Johnstown, Pa., opening two more offices in the next eight years. He served as the president of the Johnstown YMCA and was the driving force behind the construction of a new YMCA building. His efforts earned him the first “Ziggy Award.” He also served on the Southmont Borough Council and was active in the Rotary Club, the American Association of Orthodontics and the Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontists.
Little was the president of Birthright for years and in 2004 won Birthright’s highest award for his dedication and commitment. He also served on St. Rochus’s Church council and for seven years made an annual trip to Honduras to volunteer his dental services to the needy. Upon retirement in 1998, he and his wife moved to Dagsboro.
Little is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eleanor; a sister, Jeanne Saba of Livonia, Mich.; a brother, Clyde of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four sons, Don of Ft. Washington, Md., Rick of Falls Church, Va., Tom of Gettysburg, Pa. and Ben of Evergreen, Colo.; a daughter, Jenny in Mass.; four grandchildren, Ben and Casey of Gettysburg, Pa., and Samantha and Tyler of Evergreen, Colo.
The family will schedule memorial services in Johnstown and Dagsboro at a later date. They said Little would be very happy not to have flowers, but to know that his death helped others by contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org, Avow Hospice, www.avowhospice.org, or Birthright of Johnstown, www.birthright.org.