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Fausel James

fausel James Austin


OCTOBER, 18, 2008

Jim 74, beloved husband of Diane, loving father of Jim Fausel, Jr. and Paul Bernardo, delighted grandfather of Noah Bernardo and dedicated brother of Dr. Donald Fausel, entered into eternal life on October 18, 2008. He was predeceased by his parents, J. Otto Fausel and Jane Fausel, Albany, NY. He is also survived by adoring in-laws, especially Elizabeth Breen and Jane Fausel (Donald). Jim, an Albany, NY native was ordained a Catholic Priest for the Diocese of Albany in 1962 and was a faithful servant in that capacity for 10 years. Jim attended Niagara University and St. Jerome's College in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He dedicated his life to community and was honored for his work in substance abuse prevention in Glens Falls, NY where he established and led CYO programs including the AMEN program and hotline and The Karma Center serving Warren County. In 1972, the Mayor of Glens Falls proclaimed James Fausel Day as a testimony to Jim's work. Jim completed 20 years in Arizona Department of Health Services where he was Bureau Chief for the Department of Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health and later served the Office of Women and Children's Health.

Additionally, Jim was President and founder of The Conference Connection and recently expanded and established Global Conference Associates in association with Jim, Jr. and other partners. His proudest association was his position as teacher/educator in ASU's College of Public Programs where he taught Meeting and Conference Management. He recently was instrumental for establishing a certification program for students in the Hospitality field, in collaboration with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), bringing the curriculum to the next level. He lived for his students and colleagues, particularly those in the Meetings and Hospitality organizations---MPI, SGMP and multiple others. He received numerous accolades and honors from his professional associations and colleagues over the years. Jim loved to teach, travel and enjoy Broadway productions. He will be remembered for his leadership, dedication, service, integrity and droll sense of humor. His favorite expression when asked "how are you?" was "I think I'm gonna make it!" He did! A Celebration of Jim's life is scheduled for 10 AM Wednesday, October 22nd, at St. Patrick's Catholic Community, 10815 N. 84th St., Scottsdale. Visitation is scheduled from 6-8 PM Tuesday, October 21st, also at the church, with a Scripture Service at 7 PM. A scholarship is being established in Jim's memory
at ASU College of Public Programs for students entering the Hospitality field. Additionally, donations in Jim's memory may be made to his beloved parish, St. Patrick's Catholic Community.