Alvin (Cub) Loren Fay, 94, Orofino

     Alvin (Cub) Loren Fay, 94, of Orofino, passed away at his home March 22, 2012. He was born Aug. 16, 1917, in Juliaetta, the youngest of 11 children.
     He married in 1950 and they reared three children.
     Cub served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945.
     He retired from the Camas Prairie Railroad in 1982 after 41 years as a section foreman. A favorite memory of his was as a youngster he rowed across the Clearwater River in the winter during the ice flows in a row boat to get across the river.
     Cub had a love of music and played guitar, sang and yodeled in a local band, which also aired over the radio in the late 1930's and early '40s.
     He was an annual participant in the Orofino Lumberjack Days for years and won many of the competitions.
     At 82 years old Cub built his own shop, which he spent a lot of time in building bird houses, wishing wells and planters. He was always tinkering with something. Cub raised a large garden every year and was also an avid hunter and fisherman into his late 70s. Survivors include his wife; son; two daughters; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
     He was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.
     A graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Melrose Cemetery in Peck. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel of Orofino is in care of arrangements.

Lewiston Tribune, March 25, 2012, p. 7C
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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