John "Jack" W. Fallon, 93, A 60-year resident of Richland Township, died on December 22, 2021 at the Allegheny Lutheran Home of Johnstown.
Born in New York City on April 18, 1928 to John “Pete” Fallon and Gizella (Vrabel) Fallon. Preceded in death by parents, brother James, sisters Helen and Gladys, and beloved wife Lucy (Werzbicke), who died far too soon in 1976.
Survived by children; Johanna, married to Ronald Prazich of Johnstown; Susan of Queens, NY; and James, married to the former Jamie Feathers of Tarrytown, NY and their children, John Walter II married to Courtney Odening of Lawrenceville, NJ and Zachary James of Queens, NY. Also survived by stepson and friend, Mark Vargo of Garner, NC and special niece, Nina (Giannone) Johnson of Santa Clarita, Ca.
A 1945 graduate of Johnstown High School, Dad joined the Marines at 17, where he served in the 1st Brigade. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 35 years of service as a pipe fitter and was a proud plumber all his life. A member of Church of the Visitation, BVM where he served as an usher. For many years, Dad volunteered in the ICU at Conemaugh Hospital which he found especially gratifying. An avid student of military history, Dad had an encyclopedic knowledge of World War II. He loved the water, especially ocean swimming; crosswords; Sudoku; fine restaurants; and traveling. His presence loomed large in our lives and his passing will leave a hole in our hearts forever.
All services will be private at his request. He will be buried in the Fallon family plot, Grandview Cemetery.
Our family extends its gratitude to the Allegheny Lutheran Home, especially to the Personal Care Unit, for the care and support they provided to Dad this past year and to Windber Hospice who attended to him in his final days. Any who choose to remember him may make a donation to the charity of their choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905.
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