Philip "Cookie" El Faye

Born: Mon., Jul. 25, 1938
Died: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

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Philip (Cookie) El Faye, age 80 of Canton, passed away August 24, 2018 after a brief illness. Cookie was born in Canton on July 25, 1938 to the late Sam and Mildred (George) El Faye. He was a graduate of Canton McKinley High School, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired employee of the U.S. Post office, where he was employed for 38 years. Cookie was a long-time member of the Hall of Fame Fitness Center. He enjoyed race tracks and casinos, watching his grandchildren play sports and especially spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Cookie was preceded in death by his twin infant sons Matthew and John and brother Alan. He is survived by his loving wife, of 56 years, Alice (Marks) of the home; three sons Samuel (Heather) El Faye, Nicholas El Faye and Theodore (Tammy) El Faye all of Canton; six grandchildren Teddy, Tommy, Nicholas, Philip, Madeleine and Samantha. Daughter in law Debbi Gross; and Cookie also leaves behind his dear friend Jim (Shish) Tomey. Family and friends will be received Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursdays morning at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or Breast Cancer Foundation, in Cookie's memory.


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Gabrail Cancer Center
   Posted Tue August 28, 2018
We are so saddened to hear about Phil's passing. He was such a light-hearted man. Words can't express the loss your family and all who knew him will feel. He will truly be missed. You and your family are in our prayers.

Yvonne Willaman
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Cookie was bigger than life when he would walk into the Hall of Fame Fitness Center. Everyone knew him and shouted out or quietly said “good morning.” He will be missed by all. Rest In Peace, Cookie.

Brad and Karen Fravel
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
The HOF Fitness Center is sadly quiet now without its most active conversationalist … Cookie. Cookie and I had lockers near one another and would exchange greetings nearly every day. He knew everyone's name and would use it when he spoke to them. He had a big heart and an even bigger sense of humor. I miss him very much. On to that horse track in the sky, Cookie! All the bets there are safe.

John Pergola
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Will be sadly missed every morning at the Hall of Fame.

John Pergola
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Cookie will be sadly missed every morning at the Hall of Fame.

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