John Edgar Fallin

August 9, 2008

08/09/2008

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Service
Monday August 18, 2008
11:00 am
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
757-441-1753 | Directions
Additional Information:

Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood officiating.

Service
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
757-441-1753 | Directions
Additional Information:

Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood officiating.

John E. Fallin

Chesapeake – John Edgar Fallin passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008. Born in Virginia, he was the son of the late John Bunch and Virginia Fallin. John was an inventory management specialist with NOAA. He was an avid poker player, rock climber, sky diver, musician, and photographer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

John leaves behind to cherish his memory his sister, Joan Chapman and her husband George of Warrington, VA; two brothers, Bill Fallin and his wife Joyce of Reston, VA, and Bob Fallin and his wife Cathy of Norfolk; several nieces and nephews; his cousin, Katherine Ann Sorrell of Chesapeake; and his very close and special friend, Brenda Dunham of Virginia Beach.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2008, at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood officiating. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5972 Greenwich Rd in Virginia Beach, is handling the arrangements. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society Melanoma Research, 4416 Expressway Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Billy E. Dowdell
8 years ago

As a co-worker I often stopped by John’s office to get a few words of wit and humor for the day. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his family.

Eric Thompson
8 years ago

Best wishes and prayer to John’s family. John has taught me a lot on the Thomas Jefferson, he used to be the Chief ET, I was hired in a few years ago, as the new Chief and he was the go to man with all the skills,knowledge and expertise.

I will miss him.

Sandra Rucker
8 years ago

Bless you in these times of sorrow. John will be surely missed.

Ronnie and Carolyn
8 years ago

Brenda, we send our love to you at this incomprehensible time because we don’t know what else to send. To all his friends, family, fellow hobbyists, coworkers – please accept our condolences. We don’t know you all, but we share in your grief nonetheless.

Farewell friend, til we all meet again,

Carolyn and Ronnie

Rachael Fussell
8 years ago

Falling John,

You will be greatly missed buddy. With love, Cupcake

Naomi Gallop
8 years ago

For the short period of time that I’ve

known John, I’ve found him to be a very

humorous person. My prayers go with the

family.

Dan & Mary Stavitzski
8 years ago

Forever Young-That was the tittle of the Tape John, put together for my husband and I.We spent time with John And Brenda 4th of July,08.We jet skied and had a great time.Our frienship had its bumps, but it managed to make it a good quarter of a century.This still hurts and it makes me crazy he had to be the first to go.The Damn Leader!The night we learned he passed, we had our own closure,we lit the sky with fireworks,my huband held me and we watched the colors,as if every memory danced in front of us.When its my time,and I see John he’ll say,What took yall so long!Love Ya,John.

JOANNE HUBER LYNCH
8 years ago

I DID NOT KNOW JOHN BUT WENT TO MAURY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’58 WITH HIS BROTHER, BILL. SO TO YOU, BILL, MY SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF LOSS. MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. SINCERELY, JOANNE HUBER LYNCH

Steve Manzo
8 years ago

I knew John Fallin as a friend and colleague at NOAA. He was great at his job and admired by everyone who got to work with him. I got to know John more closely during the past several months as we had a number of closed door discussions about his illness and we shared our fears and hopes. IâÄôm very sorry that our hopes werenâÄôt realized. His passing came shockingly fast. I can only hope and pray that he has now found peace and comfort and has gone to a better place. IâÄôm sorry I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye.

malissa farmer
8 years ago

I never had the chance to meet him in person, but talking to him on the phone and what my mom has told me of him I knew that he was a great and caring man. He will be missed by more people then he would have ever thought.

Michelle Pelkey
8 years ago

I only worked with John for a couple of years while stationed in Norfolk, but certtainly enjoyed that time and his sense of humor. He will be sorely missed.

Tim Early
8 years ago

I share Matt’s sentiments about John. He was one of the original in our climbing group and shared many memorable moments with us on trips. The campfire will not be the same without him. My condolences to his family. We miss you John!

Don Byrd
8 years ago

I was a co-worker with John for many years at NOAA and rode research ships with him as well.. I always enjoyed John and had just visited with him when I was in Va. in June. I always liked John and will miss him and his witt. Rest in peace John you will be missed..

Brenda Dunham
8 years ago

I will miss John because he made my life fun where I didn’t think I would be happy again. He had a strong personality which it made it hard at first to get close to him. But once you got to know his heart you couldn’t help but love him. RIP my love – Brenda

Jeanette McDonald
8 years ago

I worked with John at NOAA and talked with on the phone every day at least twice a day. Most every morning at 9:00am his number flasher on my called ID and we would discuss the trials and tribulations in the world of personal property. He made me laugh and smile on every call with his human and wit. He was religious about his 11:30am lunch time and when things were going well you would hear him say âÄúsweeeeetâÄù then you knew he was happy. I will miss my calls with John terribly. He was a good person and with character. Good bye John, we wonâÄôt forget you.

Brian G. Mason
8 years ago

I worked with John in the area of personal property at NOAA. I respected John a lot for his intelligence but most of all because he cared. He cared that things were done right. He was frustrated when other people didn’t care. I learned a lot from John about property on vessels. I will always remember fondly the times we were able to work side by side and the couple times we got together with Robin Macmillan for lunch.

Matt
8 years ago

If you knew John like I did, you would have known a man that was as irreverent as they come, somewhat rude, easy to irritate, hard to please and so easy to be friends with. I will miss you…well…I already miss you.

To the people that did not know him as “Falling John” they missed out on some great adventures: Camping in mountaintop thunderstorms, feeding chipmunks in NH, eating food so hot you sweat for hours, watching John pass out after a hard days climbing followed up with a Sushi Binge those were hilarious, and so many more.

The best memory I have of John is the very first and last time he dropped me while climbing. Despite the fact that I hit the ground as hard as a broken elevator, John made a promise to never let that happen again. To this day, John never let that happen again.

I love you John

Mel Tinsley
8 years ago

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I met John, several years ago, at the VB Rock Gym. John was not afraid to say what was on his mind, and I found his honesty refreshing. He was real and never pretended to be anyone but himself. We were all blessed to have known him, and he will forever be missed. God bless!

RADM Richard Behn
8 years ago

It is with great sadness that I write these words about a great and wonderful man, John Fallin. John was a ray of sunshine in a cloudy day. His spirit and continuous smile will be missed.

He is with God, the only other better place to be.

Maureen O'Keeffe Corra
8 years ago

It was 1979 when John and I met, I was only 19 years old. John showed me what it meant to really care about someone. He cared about me and I cared about him; he forever remained my friend. He was there for me when my heart was singing and when my heart was broken. We knew each other for a very long time; long enough to teach me about love and true friendship. John was with me at West Point skydiving when I met my husband who also came to know and care about him. He was not only at our wedding, but videoed it too. John was there on holidays, he was there on birthdays, he took pictures of me, he took pictures of my children, my pets and my family. He brought much joy to so many people with his sense of adventure, his wit, his art and creativity. His pictures and videos will live on forever.

John has shed his body and has moved on; but he will live on forever in my heart and the hearts of the many people whose life he has forever touched. I will miss you my friend.

Maureen

Robin MacMillan
8 years ago

John – OH#1 Office Husband,

I am saddened to lose one of my closest and dearest friends in the world. John meant a lot to me as we worked together for a number of years and I remember those times as though they were yesterday. Frank asked me to take John under my wing and teach him all that I knew about Personal Property. A time came where I was the grasshopper. Brenda, we didn’t meet, but John thought the world of you and spoke of you highly to Jeanette and myself. We were so happy that John found his soul mate in you. You made his life more complete. John was an extradinary person or to use a Johnism belly button. I will cherish the time that I got to spend with John, Once John let you inside his soul, the person that he was wouold shine through. He was so incredibly smart. Between his phrases like “backing up and punting”, “warn me when you change the subject”, renaming forms and actions in our work that we do, like a CAD. John will be sorely missed, not only as a collegue but as one of my dearest friends. John, please give a kiss to Adriana my daughter when you see her in heaven. For John’s family, John will never be forgotten, but remembered, because he lived and he left a mark on our world. I am sorry that I will be unable to be there, we are not expected back until 8/27 from Nova Scotia.

With Love, John, the memory of you will always live in my heart and soul. This is incredibly hard to write, say, and digest. I will never forget you. Peace John, we love you. ++Robin+++++

Holly DeHart & Ron Jablonski
8 years ago

John was a good person and a friend to many. I fought with him like he was my brother, and loved him enough to make him his own private stash of cayenne cashew crunch each Christmas. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to his family and to Brenda.

David Klick & Kathy
8 years ago

John was a great man and great poker player. Our prayers are with Brenda and the family at this time.

Dianne Blake
8 years ago

John was a very special person, who spoke his mind yet was kind. I treasure the friendship he and my sister had. I pray that he is happy and safe in his savior’s arms.

Thanh Loi
8 years ago

John was my co-worker and friend. He will be surely missed. God Bless you, John.

David Miles
8 years ago

John was my co-worker and my friend. He always had/made time to help me when I needed advice or technical assistance. His guidance and dedication will be sorely missed. May God bless and keep his family in there hour of loss.

Wesley Kitt
8 years ago

My heart goes out to John’s relatives and loved ones. He was one of the 1st people I met when I joined NOAA in the 80’s and was very helpful. We also got to jam a bit on guitar. He was a good friend and advisor. God bless you, John.

Michelle Ross
8 years ago

My prayers go out to John’s family. I worked with him and he was always helpful, kind and joking with me. He will be truly missed.

Shawn Maddock
8 years ago

Oh Chute – That was John’s humorous license plate which said much about him, demonstrating his love of sky diving and his humor. We will all miss his smile, sense of humor, superb dedication and great attitude for anything he faced. Though it may be cliche, he had the patience of Job. What a pleasure to be around! God Bless, John.