Donald Fallon
Sept. 5, 1929 – Could 24, 2021
Los Gatos
Donald James Fallon handed absent peacefully at his residence of 53 a long time in Los Gatos at the age of 91. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
1 of 6 small children, he was born in the midst of the melancholy. When Don was a kid he lived in a little three-place dwelling. Although there was plumbing and electrical power – and an ice box, he remembered when a phone was put in soon after 10 several years.
Attending Catholic colleges, he graduated from St. Ignatius Large Faculty in 1947. His friends noted “they had been inclined to consider he examined the Webster dictionary night and & working day from the sound of his English compositions.” He was on the freshman basketball group and was mentioned for getting a “challenging basketeer.”
He joined the Military at age 17 right after graduating superior school. When in the Army he was a single of several appointments on benefit to West Place Military services Academy. Soon after serving his two-calendar year enlistment he was honorably discharged as a corporal. He concluded his 4-yr university term and his a few-yr law college time period in less than five a long time, graduating summa cum laude from Kent Condition College. Don supplemented his G.I. Monthly bill tuition by driving a cab while attending law university.
Don appreciated a varied legal career soon after legislation university: Lawful Support Modern society Anti-Rely on Division of the U.S. Section of Justice at Cleveland and Los Angeles Deputy DA for San Diego County and then as a deputy county counsel for 30 yrs for Santa Clara County, retiring in 1991. In retirement, he volunteered on the Staff Board of Santa Clara County and as a listening to officer for the Organizing Dept. on zoning appeals and constructing code violations constantly weighing in cautiously on the every piece of proof. In 2015 the Supreme Court of California and the State Bar of CA recognized Don for 50 several years of company as a member of the California Bar.
Immediately after his wife’s premature loss of life in 1979, he lifted their six teens (6 children born in 7 yrs) on your own. The teenage years saw a full residence with faculty good friends over day-to-day with a lot of autos in the driveway as young ones arrived and went until finally Don arrived residence from do the job by 5:00 p.m. to cook his signature pot of spaghetti.
Don savored spouse and children, tennis, ballroom dancing, & looking through in the tree-laden backyard. Family actions integrated sailing at the lake in Vasona Park and at Lexington Reservoir, skiing at Tahoe, & lots of camping trips throughout 11 Western States – driving in the relatives station wagon.
He used substantially time at the library studying other nations, languages, or new topics of curiosity to him. He cherished to journey, going to the Bahamas, Canada, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Turkey (his most loved). When he was in Spain he was pickpocketed in the subway and & efficiently retrieved his wallet following a brief chase.
He and his loved ones were being extensive-time users of St. Mary Catholic Church in Los Gatos. He was often swift with a quip, with his dry feeling of humor and entire vocabulary, which include the addition of Latin phrases he memorized as an altar boy and routinely recurring in day-to-day dialogue.
In later many years with visits from his children & grandkids, back again before there were being Google maps, he normally gave his young children a hand-drawn map or a road map (extra duplicate on hand) to get them out the door and on their way securely. At each individual departure following a relatives take a look at, he would wander out to the driveway and say to the relatives, “Vaya Con Dios.”
So, you should be part of the Fallon Family in a ship off to Grandpa/Father/Don/Mr. Fallon to “Go with God.” He will be sorely skipped. Non-public relatives products and services have been held. Notices may be sent to Rosie Wolterbeek P.O. Box 7, Tahoe Town, CA 96145.
Donald was preceded in death by his spouse Rose Marie (Klements) Fallon (1979), his daughters Anne Fallon-Smith (1990) and Kathleen Fallon (2018) & his son Donald Fallon, Jr. (1997). He is survived by his daughter Rose Marie Fallon (Wolterbeek) and son-in-law Mike Wolterbeek of Reno, NV his sons Thomas Fallon of Santa Cruz and Daniel Fallon of Morgan Hill eight grandchildren & 2 wonderful grandchildren.

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