City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Peter James Faber

Shallotte, North Carolina

Age 71.
Died 03/22/2024.

Peter James Faber
Peter James Faber passed away Friday, March 22, 2024 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born August 8, 1952 to Ted and Rosemary Faber, and throughout his whole life was known for his joyful attitude about life even through tough times – not even cancer could steal his joy. He was many family members’ go-to when times were tough. Pete grounded people, listened, made a joke, and never, ever judged.

Pete earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and worked for years as a quality process manager. His philosophy was to never stop learning, keep looking forward, learn from your mistakes, and look for the good, and he imparted this philosophy to his two children and seven grandchildren.

While Pete always had a woodworking or home improvement project in progress, he also took time to stop, relax, and enjoy life with his loved ones, and he spent the last few years in his home with his wife Candy, the love of his life, in Shallotte, North Carolina. He spent many hours in his brightly colored and pristinely organized garage, working on various woodworking projects and maintaining his collection of Italian motor vehicles – his Moto Guzzi motorcycle, vespas, and Alfa Romeo Spider. After a day of projects, he loved to hang out and cook, have a beer or a home brewed cider, and relax in the hot tub. He said that home with Candy and his loved ones was his favorite place to be.

Pete is survived by his wife Candy Faber; father Ted Faber; son Adam (Fred Wang Zhu) Faber; daughter Susan (Seyed) Khadem; stepson John Phelps (Katie Hufland); stepdaughter Margot Phelps (Brian Erdelyi); brother John (Gail) Faber; sister Sally Faber (Dana Williams); niece Katherine Williams (Avery Schneider); nephew Jack (Alayna) Williams; and grandchildren Cooper, Chloe, Charlotte, Cash Phelps; Hayden Khadem; Callie and Jacob Hufland. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Peter and Genevieve Faber; grandparents Edwin and Martha Koepsell; mother Rosemary Faber; aunt Mary Paulik; cousins Ann Hawkinson, Martha Koepsell, and John Paulik; and his beloved dog Skipper.

Pete’s family looks forward to future epic parties, one of which will be his celebration of life this summer in North Carolina. In the meantime, we will miss Pete, his goofy and contagious smile, and calming presence. For those that knew him, it is okay to be sad today, but make sure to have a beer tonight, tell your favorite Pete story, and take time to remember the most joyful man you’ll ever meet.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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