LOCH ARBOR, N.J. – Reginald Houston Farrar Jr. MD., 85, of Loch Arbor, N.J., died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at his home. Born in Ripley, Dr. Farrar grew up in Lewiston, N.Y. He has resided in Loch Arbor for 29 years. A graduate of the University of Buffalo, he joined the college fencing team and served as captain for three years. He also organized the college band. He received his medical education at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and was a student instructor in pharmacology. In his junior year, with Dr. Erwin Neter, he published his first medical paper. He graduated from medical school in 1943, at the age of 23. He served his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, La. He studied parisitology and tropical disease at Tulane Medical School. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Corps for service during World War II. After the war, he returned to the U.S. and was an instructor of pharmacology at the University of Buffalo for four years. He left teaching to take residency training in medicine at Jersey City Medical Center. He subsequently took a residency in pathology. In 1964, he became associated with the Peripheral Vascular Clinic at Jacobi Hospital. He was an associate professor of Rehabilitation Disease at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Bronx, New York. He later became co-director of the PVC Clinic at Jacobi Hospital and served until 2000. He began private practice in Jersey City. He was appointed Research Associate at Seton Hall University Medical School. In 1969, he was appointed instructor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Albert Einstein School of Medicine at Yeshiva University. In 1971, he was elevated to assistant professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and held that position until his death. In 1976, he was appointed Medical Director at St. Joseph’s Home for the Blind, Jersey City, retiring in 2003. He practiced internal medicine with a subspecialty of Medical Peripheral Diseases, in Jersey City for 55 years. He was a member of the Order of Merlin of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. In 1954, he was the founder and first president of China National Aviation Corporation Association and editor of the group’s newsletter. He was a former member of Kiwanis, Sons of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Association. Dr. Farrar was a champion fencer and fencing coach. Dr. Farrar was a published poet, essayist and an author/co-author of 10 original papers on PVD in the medical literature. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Farrar; son, Reginald H. Farrar III; daughters, Catherine Farrar and Caroline Farrar. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in West Ripley Cemetery, Ripley. The Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan, N.J.