Calling Hours:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 3:00-8:00pm
Christian Assembly Church
111 Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10:00am
Christian Assembly Church
111 Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. William Farina, Rev. David Farina &
Rev. Joel DiAngi, officiating

Burial with military honors rendered by Greenville VFW Post #3374 will be private in Shenango Valley Cemetery

Rev. Andrew G. Farina, age 88, of Fredonia Rd., Hempfield Twp., passed away peacefully with his family at his side Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2018 in UPMC Horizon Greenville.  

He was born in Bronx, NY on July 8, 1929 to Ralph and Mary (Delregno) Farina.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and then received his Ministerial Degree from Shelton College. Since 1967, he has served as the Pastor and most recently as Pastor Emeritus of Christian Assembly Church, Greenville.

Rev. Farina was truly devoted to his family, his church family, and his community.  On April 8, 1951 he married the former Annamarie DePaul, she passed away on December 20, 2003.  Then on April 2, 2005 he married Sally Swartzbeck, she survives at home.

Also surviving is a daughter, Andrea Farina of Mercer; a son, Rev. William Farina and his wife Roberta of Clinton Twp. MI; a sister, Annette “Dolly” Minckler of Greenville; a brother, Rev. David Farina and his wife Ruth of Trenton, NJ; four grandchildren, Dalton Farina, Andrew Farina and his wife Allison, Stephen Farina and his wife Christina and Tyler Cole and a daughter-in-law, Kim Farina of Imporium, PA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his 1st wife, a son, Nicholas Farina, a sister, Ruth Farina and two brothers, Samuel Farina and Daniel Farina.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Dave, Suzie and Giulianna Hartsell Dave, Suzie and Giulianna Hartsell
    February 27, 2018    

    Rev Farina is singing in heaven today! He touched many people in his lifetime and will be greatly missed. Your loss is great but know that you will meet again.
    Our deepest sympathy,

  2. Sandee Shaw Sandee Shaw
    February 28, 2018    

    Rev Farina was my families pastor he played a big part in the salvation of a lot of my family members. I will always temper him as my pastor I learned so very much sitting under his ministry. I know he is safe in the arms of Jesus.

  3. Sincerely, Kim (Logue) Smargiasso Sincerely, Kim (Logue) Smargiasso
    February 28, 2018    

    I’ve been part of the Smargiasso family (daughter-in-law of Nick and Madge) for 35 years now and always heard the Farina name spoken of very fondly. Rev Farina even attended the Smargiasso pig roast at Connie’s a couple years ago and what a nice visit that was! He exuded warmth and always seemed to have a wise word to share. I’m grateful to have been in his company a few times – once was at Lin’s when he was there for a haircut. Matt and I will remember him Rev Farina brightening a space with his ministry, personal stories, and great smile.

  4. Barbara (Stanley) Roth Barbara (Stanley) Roth
    February 28, 2018    

    I will always remember his big smile, his big voice and the joy for Jesus that was always bubbling out of him. So thankful to have him as a pastor growing up, he holds a special place in my heart. I know he’s full of even more joy now that he is home with our Heavenly father. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Joy comes in the morning.

  5. Rev Dr & Mrs John R. Carlo, Rev Dr & Mrs John R. Carlo,
    February 28, 2018    

    Our condolences to the family of our dear Rev. Andrew Farina. A beautiful man of God who served the Lord with joy. When talking with him you could see the joy of the Lord all over him which he shared with all he met. He is rejoicing in heaven with all the saints who have gone before him! We know he was welcomed with open arms. We will meet again!

  6. Lucian J Gandolfo Lucian J Gandolfo
    February 28, 2018    

    Rev. Andrew Farina was a unique servant of the Lord! I will always remember him as one of the most caring, encouraging, and supportive senior ministers I have had the privilege to share the vocation with. He does leave a huge void behind. We thank God for the gift of his life to us.

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