William A. Favand

June 26, 1992

A memorial service for William A. Favand, a landscape designer and tenor soloist, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Clinton United Presbyterian Church in Clinton, Pa., and at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, Park Avenue and Madison Street, Baltimore.

Mr. Favand died of stomach cancer Sunday at his mother's home in Clinton. He was 49.

Born in Sturgeon, Pa., he graduated from West Alleghany High School in Imperial, Pa., and from Pennsylvania State University, where he earned degrees in horticulture and landscape architecture.

From 1967 to 1973, he worked for Buchart-Horn in York, Pa., doing landscape design work that included the master plan and pool design for Codorus State Park, southwest of York. He also designed other parks and private gardens in the region.

He moved to Baltimore in 1976 as a landscape architect with the city's Department of Housing and Community Development.

He handled all the street tree planning for the department and created a computerized system for maintaining an inventory of existing street trees. He also made a plan for future tree plantings that could be used as a national model.

In Baltimore, he lived in the Bolton Hill area.

He sang in Baltimore churches for 25 years, having traveled here from York before moving to Baltimore. The churches included the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, First and Franklin Street Presbyterian and St. David's Episcopal.

He also sang with the Handel Choir from 1968 to 1976 and with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for several years in the early 1980s. He toured in Europe in 1966 with the Pennsylvania State Chapel Choir and in 1976 with the Maryland Camerata.

For the past nine months, while he was terminally ill, he lived with his mother, Melanie Budness of Clinton.

He is also survived by his father, Jules Favand of Oakdale, Pa.; his former wife, Ann Hege Hughes of Baltimore; their two daughters, Monica Favand of Philadelphia and Rene Favand of Baltimore; a brother, Jules Favand of Oakdale; two sisters, Margaret Fentiman of Columbus, Ohio, and Jane Marvin of Coconut Creek, Fla., and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggested memorial donations to HERO at 101 W. Read St., Baltimore 21201, or First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church.

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