May 05, 2024

Corinne Faschan

Corinne Faschan (nee Uhl) of Ledgewood, NJ, passed away peacefully at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Fredon, New Jersey on May 9th, at the age of 97. Corinne was the beloved wife of Howard “Hoppy” Faschan and the loving mother of Adam (wife Peggy), John, Richard (wife Michele), Susan Young, and William (wife Maryanne) Faschan. She was the cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren and great-grandmother of thirteen great-grandchildren. Corinne is survived by her sister, Winifred Dressler (Uhl), and preceded in death by her husband, Howard “Hoppy” Faschan, and sisters Audrey and Muriel.

Corinne Margaret (Uhl) Faschan was born on January 18, 1927, at home on a small farm in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, to Christian Uhl and Elizabeth Johns Uhl. She was the third of four girls and had a happy childhood on their farm. The values of that modest farm life were instilled in her children. From those humble beginnings, her first job was waitressing at Buck Hill Falls resort in the Poconos. A chance encounter with a patron who recognized her potential led to a full scholarship for nursing school at Brooklyn Hospital. She was eternally grateful to this couple. After becoming a registered nurse, she dedicated four years to Newton Memorial Hospital before marrying Howard Faschan on January 17, 1954. She devoted twelve years to homemaking while raising her five children and later returned to nursing, working at Merry Heart Nursing Home for four years followed by eighteen years in the maternity unit at Dover General Hospital.

Corinne’s nursing career was enriched by her eighteen years of caring for newborns, which she often referred to as the happiest part of the hospital. Her compassionate nature extended beyond retirement through volunteer work with Hospice and outreach programs at St. Therese Church in Succasunna. She celebrated her love for nursing with three retirement parties: from full-time nursing, part-time nursing, and volunteering. In her leisure time, she enjoyed square dancing, line dancing, traveling, and reading. She will be fondly remembered for her family adventures traveling cross-country in various campers, saving the most graphic tales of nursing for family dinner time, her gentle but firm demeanor, especially when waving a spatula at mischievous boys, giving out IOU sandwiches when she ran out of fixings for her hungry brood or playfully scolding Hoppy for his humor and hijinks, which she secretly adored.

Corinne imparted to her children the values of gentleness, kindness, and serenity, even in the face of adversity, leaving an enduring legacy of love and resilience.

Friends and relatives are invited to a viewing at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Tuesday (May 14th) from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Therese Church in Succasunna at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, followed by interment at Stanhope Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Karen Ann Quinlan Foundation or the Covenant House.

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