Chester Good Samaritan, Bus Grocer Killed

A man known for giving Chester residents access to groceries was shot dead Friday night.

56-year-old Abe Farkas was killed an apparent robbery in Chester, Pa., said police.

Farkas, a resident of Woolwich Township N.J., was known for driving his school bus turned grocery store around Chester City.

He had run the bus for about 15 years so that Chester residents could get access to food and necessities. Chester has been without a grocery store for years.

He was killed around 7 p.m. Friday night on his bus, according to police.

Farkas was a former San Diego cop, served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and, he and his wife were in the Peace Corps.

He lives on in what he has taught his kids – like his daughter Lori who is in the Peace Corps in Panama.

A remembrance service has been set for Farkas.

When: Wednesday, January 14 at 6 p.m.
Where: Daley Funeral Home (1518 Kings Highway Swedesboro, N.J. (856) 467-0626

The family has asked attendees to wear casual every-day attire.

Those who wish can make a donation to one of Farkas' favorite charities. Click here to donate or send donations to this address:
Brandywine Peace Community
P.O. Box 81
Swarthmore, Pa. 19081
(610) 544-1818

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