Robert John “Bob” Faurot, 64, a long-time resident of Warrenton, passed away in the early hours of September 2, 2021, in his home. It was his 43rd wedding anniversary.
Bob is survived by his wife, Anita Faurot; his two daughters, Cristelle Faurot and Danielle Faurot. He is predeceased by his parents.
Bob was born October 27, 1956, in Wilkinsburg, Pa. His family moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for his high school years. He returned to Pennsylvania to attend Robert Morris University and was the in the Air Force ROTC. In 1978, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, got married to the love of his life, Anita, and was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force. He started his Air Force career in California, but the majority of his time was at Whiteman Air Force base in Johnson County, Missouri. While stationed there, he attended the University of Missouri and earned a master’s of business administration degree in 1982.
In 1983, Bob transitioned from active duty to Air Force Reserves, relocated to the Washington, D.C., area and began his career with the Defense Intelligence Agency in the federal government. After seven years, he left the government to work for a private consulting firm and shortly thereafter he began working for Disney and taught computer classes at Northern Virginia Community College. He opened the Tyson’s Corner Disney store in hopes to be recruited by Disney corporate representatives. In 1990, Bob was called back to active duty at the start of the Gulf War.
With his career transition to Disney interrupted and still in reserves, Bob started working at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). During his time with MWAA, he attended Gorge Mason University, earning a law degree in 2001. He returned to the federal government and worked as the executive officer at the Office of the Solicitor General. After this position he stayed within the Department of Justice as the clerk administrator for the District Court Administration Division and retired in 2014. He later retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in 2016.
Bob was a loving and devoted husband and father. His pets were always a huge sense of joy for him, and he was known to spoil them tremendously with love and extra treats. He loved anything related to Pittsburgh sports and Disney. He was involved in many hobbies around town. He belonged to the Warrenton Stamp & Coin Club, attended the Fauquier County Sheriff's Citizens Academy, was on his HOA board and much more. He enjoyed working out and researching anything that grabbed his attention. Bob and Anita were big motion picture enthusiasts. He had an internship while obtaining his law degree where we worked for the motion picture association, which he enjoyed very much. There was no such thing as a dull moment around Bob; he was adventurous and loved the retirement life. Bob is, and will be deeply missed.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday September 16, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. A memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday September 17, at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 8213 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville. Inurnment will follow in Bright View Cemetery near Warrenton.
Condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com