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Offline 64\/54Cadillacking

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What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:32:58 PM »
Has anyone heard from Charles Fares lately? He’s a friend of mine and Cadillac contributor on the forum here. I haven’t been able to get ahold of him, his phone line seems disconnected and he hasn’t been active on the forum since the 13 of November which isn’t usual of him. I’m concerned and just hope he’s ok, if anyone has recently spoken to him please let me know.

Thank you.
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1954 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special
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Offline Big Fins

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 03:31:48 AM »
Anyone in the San Diego area? If so, maybe you should check on him.

He may be just on vacation on a cruise ship away from any computers. Disconnected, if you will.

Internet on a ship is about $5-10 per minute.
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Offline Cape Cod Fleetwood

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2021, 10:42:52 AM »
I just sent him an email, he's really good about getting right back to me.
Stay tuned....
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Offline 64\/54Cadillacking

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2021, 03:31:54 PM »
I just sent him an email, he's really good about getting right back to me.
Stay tuned....


Sounds good Laurie. Thanks.

Anyone in the San Diego area? If so, maybe you should check on him.



He may be just on vacation on a cruise ship away from any computers. Disconnected, if you will.

Internet on a ship is about $5-10 per minute.

I doubt it, he rarely if ever has time off of work like that. I could drive to his house as he lives in the same city as me, but that will be a last resort.
1964 Sedan Deville (Own)
1987 Brougham D’Elegance (Sold)
1954 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special
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Offline hornetball

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 04:55:13 PM »
Sub'd.  Charles is good people.  He's helped me out of a jam a couple of times.  I hope he's OK.

Offline bctexas

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 06:43:30 PM »
I have sent him a PM on the forum, and an email in the last 10 days or so with no reply.  Unlike him.....
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Offline 76eldo

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 06:50:34 PM »
I hope Charles is OK.
I have 2 phone numbers for him and neither will go through.

I’ll try an email.
Brian Rachlin
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Online Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 07:20:23 PM »

Sounds good Laurie. Thanks.

I doubt it, he rarely if ever has time off of work like that. I could drive to his house as he lives in the same city as me, but that will be a last resort.
Why not do it??? I would if I lived close.
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Offline 64\/54Cadillacking

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2021, 08:26:25 PM »
Words cannot explain how devastated I am feeling right now. 😞😢 Charles has past away.  He past over 2 weeks ago. I believe he was 65 going to be 66 next month as his birthday is close to mine in December.

I drove to his house and spoke to a neighbor. She told me he died of a heart attack sitting in his chair at home.

Charles was such a kind and sweet man, he always took the time to speak with me not just about Cadillacs, but about life and I loved his story telling. I am a lot younger than him, but I looked up to him as a mentor and someone that spoke with such clarity as he was also very wise. I will miss him dearly and unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of him and I, he lived by himself with no wife or children. This hurts me the most knowing that he died all alone. He was a great friend and he loved Cadillacs!

It’s how we met, this hobby of ours brought us together and I learned so much from him over the years. To the forum members that knew him as a friend, I am sure you also gained a lot of Cadillac knowledge from Charles and he has even helped you with parts for your cars. I’m just shocked and heartbroken, especially during this time of year.

Charles Fares was a special person and there will never be anyone else like him, the Cadillac community has lost a great one.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2021, 08:28:58 PM by 64\/54Cadillacking »
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1954 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special
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1968 Coupe Deville (Sold)
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Offline Carfreak

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2021, 08:29:21 PM »
 :'( :'( :'(

Offline Lexi

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2021, 09:28:24 PM »
I feel like I have lost a family member. So sad. Charles was a great man and one of the pillars in our Cadillac community. I will miss him. Clay/Lexi

Online chrisntam

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2021, 09:45:22 PM »
This is not supposed to happen.  Way young and a tremendous resource of knowledge has been lost.

 :(
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Offline 76eldo

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2021, 09:56:28 PM »
I’m very upset to hear this. I have had many great conversations with Charles and have purchased many parts from him that were always of great quality.
That’s really a shame that we lost him.
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
CLC # 22443
I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

1960 62 Series Conv with Factory Tri Power
1970 DeVille Conv
1970 Eldo
1970 Caribu (?) "The Cadmino"
1973 Eldorado Conv Pace Car
1976 Eldorado Conv
1980 Eldorado H & E Conv
1993 Allante with Hardtop (X2)
2008 DTS
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Offline wrench

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2021, 10:12:06 PM »
Thanks for passing along this info. I had dealing with him over the years.

I just went over and read the emails and listened to a voicemail I had saved from a couple of years ago.

Sad to hear this.

He was an asset to this forum and a good humored fellow.

I will miss him.

Jeez.
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Offline 79 Eldorado

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2021, 10:58:16 PM »
I didn't know him but thank you C. Asaro for sharing your experience with him. He sounds like someone we would have all enjoyed and benefited from knowing. When I saw your post I tried to internet search. I never posted because I couldn't find anything helpful.

Sad and too soon.

Scott

Offline 64\/54Cadillacking

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2021, 01:07:40 AM »
He will be missed dearly. His death just makes you realize how any of us can go in an instant with no signs at all, and how quickly your belongings don’t  mean anything to certain people, family included.

He owned that nice 89 Fleetwood and he also had a 70 Fleetwood that he showed me pictures of. He also had a beautiful 72 Lincoln Continental that was canary yellow with a brownish interior that was immaculate. I know he had tons of spare Cadillac and Lincoln parts in his garage as he was a fan of Lincoln Continentals as well.

His knowledge of both brands was incredible. He knew almost every Cadillac  and Lincoln paint code by heart, engine serial numbers, vin numbers, original part supplier for Cadillac, what parts would fit what years of cars and differences between them and a host of other info in his head. He had great memory of things and knew so much about the Cadillac brand and history itself.

I know he’s in a better place now and isn’t suffering from the severe stress of his job and other physical ailments he might of had. He seemed fine the last time we spoke, and didn’t complain of any illnesses. The sudden loss of a close friend or loved one is the worst kind of pain to go through. You physically feel sick.

This is a moment of reflection and a time to hug and appreciate your loved ones as you never know if it’s going to be the last time you see them. Life is precious we only have one chance at it, take care of your health and try to destress as much as possible, keep good company around and care for others that need the attention.

Charles if you’re reading this from above someway somehow, I love ya buddy. We’ll someday meet again, but for now, may you Rest In Peace. 🙏🙏🙏⛪️
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1954 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special
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Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2021, 02:13:50 AM »
Sorry to hear that. He was a good supplier; I'll miss him.
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Offline Jason Edge

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2021, 06:31:17 AM »
I always had very positive interactions with Mr. Fares and found him friendly, fair and very knowledgeble. This is a huge loss for the Cadillac Community. Just very sad.
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2021, 07:03:06 AM »
Charles was an absolute pleasure to deal with and was always exceptionally cordial in all communications I had with him. The knowledge and contributions he brought to the CLC Forum were second to none. A great loss to the CLC community and his presence here will be sorely missed.

Rest in Peace Charles.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2021, 07:34:25 AM by Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621 »
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Offline colorado4x4

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Re: What happened to Charles Fares? (Cadillac Fleetwood)
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2021, 09:16:32 AM »
This is such sad news.   As others have said above, this is akin to losing a close family member.  I had a few phone calls with Charles and bought an item from him,  after I acquired my "70 Deville a couple of years ago.  He had teed up a couple items that I might be interested in buying at some point in the future.  His knowledge and passion about these cars was vast and so detailed.   The passion was infectious, as after talking to him you wanted to go out and start an improvement/restoration project right away.
Like an ole friend that you think will always be around.
RIP Charles
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