John Vincent Fay | The Gazette

Johannes Vincent Fay


John Vincent Fay of Anamosa passed away at his home on April 8, 2024 of natural causes. He was 68.

Son of June Fay (Sweat) and Robert Edward Fay, John was born August 8, 1955 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was a star wrestler at Kennedy High School before graduating in 1973. Throughout his life, John enjoyed his Irish heritage. He engaged in organic farming (with draft horses!) and developed exceptional skills in carpentry and woodworking. He enjoyed nature, writing and playing music, good food, drinks with friends and the good God who made it all possible.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and his brothers Daniel J. Fay and Michael W. Fay.

He is survived by his ex-wife and mother of his children, Linda Tharp (Lam); their children: Marie Clark of Golden, CO and husband Graham; Benjamin Fay of Golden, CO and wife Sarah; Moza Fay of Castle Rock, CO and wife Lauren; and Emily Fay of Davenport, IA and fiancée Grant; as well as his brother, Timothy Fay of Anamosa, several nieces and nephews, and nine grandchildren.

His Celebration of Life will be on Memorial Day, May 27, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Stone City General Store. Everyone who knew him is welcome. Please visit to share your thoughts, memories and condolences with John’s family.