Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of John J. Fallon
John Joseph Fallon of Greer South Carolina, but more recently of Bedford Hills NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 31, 2023.
John was born on November 10, 1937, in New York City, the oldest son of Patrick and Ann Fallon. He grew up on the upper east side of Manhattan more commonly known as Yorkville. After attending St George, the Ukraine High School, he entered the United States Navy where he served as a chaplain’s yeoman. In 1957, he began dating the love of his life, Alice Loughran, and married in 1959. Together, they would raise four children in the Inwood section of Manhattan and later in Riverdale in the Bronx.
John followed his father’s footsteps and worked for MABSTOA /MTA. Many will recall him admonishing someone's driving or parking abilities by telling them, " I could park or drive a bus through there."; John retired after 25 years in 1988. He then worked as a concierge in some of the most prestigious residential buildings in New York City before retiring to South Carolina.
In retirement, John loved listening to Irish Music and became a Civil War enthusiast, visiting historical sites and reading countless volumes and biographies. In addition, he was a voracious reader of religious material and mysteries.
John was a devout Catholic with a particular devotion to St. Rita.
Family mattered most to John, immediate and extended. His love of family and water brings memories of vacations to Keuka Lake and Cape Cod. He would agree with the old saying the happiest days for a boat owner are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.
John was almost never separated from Alice during their 64 years of marriage and was devoted to his children. He is survived by his wife Alice, sister Ann Daly and brother Patrick Fallon, his children Ann (Terry) Stevens; John (Ann Marie); Patricia (George) Ackerman; and Mary Beth (Robert) DeMalo and six grandchildren: Amy, Katelyn, James, Matthew, Kevin, and Lauren.
John was predeceased by his parents, sister Catherine Danaher, daughter Alice and granddaughter Elizabeth Anne.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Tunnel to Towers foundation, (https://t2t.org/ (718) 987-1931) an organization close to John’s heart or to a charity close to yours.