Alice M. Faby, a research analyst, volunteer and avid traveler, died Sunday of breast cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 71.
Born Alice Clark in Cincinnati, she moved to the Baltimore area with her family at age 8. She earned degrees from Essex Community College in 1976 and from the University of Baltimore in 1979.
She worked for more than a decade as a research analyst for Westat, a research corporation based in Rockville, interviewing thousands of people about health and social issues, her family said. She worked for the company until the time of her death.
Mrs. Faby was a volunteer at St. Ursula in Parkville and the National Aquarium in Baltimore. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, crafting jewelry using gems and stones she collected, and traveling.
"She stayed pretty busy, always moving around and going different places," said one of her sons, David Faby of Abingdon.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 8030 Bradshaw Road, Bradshaw.
Mrs. Faby is survived by two other sons, Michael Faby of Lutherville and Christopher Faby of Parkville; two brothers, Donald Clark of Baltimore and Raymond Clark of California; four sisters, Adele Leard and Anita Ford, both of California, and Audrey Nelson and Allaine Kirk, both of Baltimore; and four grandchildren. Her marriage to Robert Faby ended in divorce.