Joel-Fallon-Obituary

Joel B. Fallon

Benicia, California

Jun 16, 1931 – Aug 11, 2016 (Age 85)

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BORN
June 16, 1931
DIED
August 11, 2016
AGE
85
LOCATION
Benicia, California

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June 16, 1931 - Aug. 11, 2016 Joel B. Fallon, 85, of Benicia passed away Thursday in a local hospital following a battle with cancer. He was a 4th generation San Franciscan and has called Benicia his home since 1993. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco and the University...

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Joel, my fellow poet, Catholic, friend for too short a time. One of the finest human beings I have met at the Sacred Grounds Open Mic readings. I apologize for this late entry. My sincerest best wishes to the family and especially his wife, who I had the pleasure to meet once.

Colonel Fallon was my commander as a member of the 79th USASA Special Operations Unit on Shemya, 1967-1968. A great commander and good man.

Joel was my Branch Chief (TacSys), Intel Div, 66MI Gp. in Munich. What a character this ("one of a kind") guy was. Dedicated, driven (mission first), fair but stern, he was a good leader and so much fun to work with and for. This man lived life to its fullest. Gods speed Joel!

CWO R.A. RAY

Friend sent me the obituary on Joel and I am truly sorry to hear of his passing. I worked with Joel in Munich, Germany and enjoyed every minute. His dedication, integrity and work ethic set the example for his peers. He left the world a better place and I consider myself fortunate to have known him.

It is with sadness and a feeling of loss to hear of a good man's death. My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Carolyn and Joel's extended family from a fellow Catholic [Serra High Grad] and poet, JC

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.