Fred Monych Faour

Fred Monych Faour, of Houston, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at his home in Houston, Texas at the age of 59.

He was born on December 18, 1964 in Texas City, Texas to Fred Faour and Patricia Monych Faour.

Fred was a loving father and was proud of his children and their accomplishments.

He worked in the sports department of The Houston Chronicle off and on starting in 1980 with his father on Friday nights answering phones, to eventually becoming the sports editor of the paper from 2005 to 2007.

Shortly thereafter he began a career in sports radio, and worked his way from a part-time position to co-hosting “The Blitz”, Houston’s top-rated show in its time slot. Fred enjoyed all sports, but his love for the University of Houston’s programs was unmatched. He enjoyed games with family and friends, and was always willing to talk about UH. Fred also loved writing, poker, horse racing, and activities that involved being around friends and family.

He has participated in several World Series of Poker, horse racing handicapping tournaments, and published two books.

Fred was always offered encouragement, and help to others to interested in media. He was a mentor and friend to many, and always tried to include and promote others. As an adjunct professor at San Jacinto College, Fred taught journalism as a way to give back to field that he loved so much.

Fred was preceded in death by his father, Fred Faour, and his grandparents Harry and Lucille Monych.

He is survived by his son, Will Faour, a contributor to the Jewish Herald-Voice, his daughter Katie Faour, a senior student at Penn State University, his brothers, Patrick and John Paul Faour, mother Patricia Monych and his aunt Betty Schoenbaechler.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 5:00pm with a Celebration of Life Ceremony at 6:30pm at Crowder Funeral Home – Webster Location, 111 East Medical Center Blvd., Webster, Texas 77598.

A grave side ceremony will follow on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 10:00am at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 7801 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson, Texas 77539.


  1. Fred was more than a friend and mentor. He was like family to me and many others. It went beyond the talks, the work, the drinks/food, the laughs. Neither of us liked talking much, but would talk each other’s heads off. He believed in me more than I believed in myself. I’ll always miss him, won’t forget him, and refuse to let his memory die. Stay sportsy until we meet again.

    Jermaine Every
  2. I do not believe Fred had friends, he had new family members. He cared about everyone and had a great outpouring of kindness. If there was a need, he set up benefits for them.
    I miss my ‘brother’.

    Athena Rhodes

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