Globe-travelling Leeds travel agent dies

Jack Farber with wife Esther.

Jack Farber with wife Esther.

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Travel played a major role in the life of Leeds man Jack Farber, who has died aged 91.

Globetrotting Jack, who managed Farber Travel Services in Manchester, saw some of the most exciting places in the world and became a legend in the industry. His family has been associated with travel for well over 120 years.

Jack’s grandfather Jacob Maurice Farber founded the Farber steamship and railway ticket office in 1887.

Jack of Alwoodley, who joined the family business in 1946 aged 25 after being demobbed, remembered the first commercial flight to New York on a converted Lancaster bomber.

Jack, who died on Sunday, is survived by his wife Esther, with whom he is pictured, son Jeremy and daughter Philippa, brother David Farber and sister Thelma Rose. He had six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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