Jim Fahy was tragically killed before the parade at this year’s Stonewall Street Festival in Wilton Manors.
A celebration of life was held June 30 at The United Church of Christ in Fort Lauderdale.
It was a total tribute to a man whom many respected, loved, and admired.
James “Jim” Fahy, was a true man of the world.
The Fahy family emigrated from Galway, Ireland in 1929. Fahy grew up in a Roman Catholic household and the family was tight-knit. He is survived by his twin brother and younger sister.
Fahy spent twenty years in East Africa - mostly Kenya, as a missionary developing community-based trade schools, and spent time in Nairobi, the capital of the country, in inner-city impoverished areas establishing schools for unemployed youth.
He returned to the states in 1989, Fahy earned an MA in counseling from Loyola University.
In October, 2017, Fahy retired and moved to Fort Lauderdale, and sang his heart strong with The Fort Lauderdale with the Gay Men’s Chorus.
He no doubt left his indelible heart covered in the continents.