Paul R. FalleckerJanuary 18, 1927 ~ April 5, 2017 (age 90)
Paul R. Fallecker, 90 of Butler, PA. passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 5, 2017 in the VA Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center in Butler. Born on January 18, 1927 in Fenelton. The son of the late Joseph and Rose (Hoag) Fallecker. On November 13, 1948 he married Dolores Zang, and together they celebrated 68 years of marriage. He was a proud member of St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church in Carbon Center.
He was formerly employed by Charles Horewitz Sons in the welding department. A life member of the Moose and also Sinnamahoning Sportsman Club in Emporium. He belonged to the VFW 6221, and the American Legion in Emporium, in addition to the May Hollow Sportsman Club in Sterling Run.
Everyone who knew Paul knew how he loved life. He loved family, friends, telling stories, and was quite the character. Paul enjoyed many hobbies; hunting, fishing, gardening, and being one-with-nature in his beloved mountain home. He was an avid outdoorsman. He took great pride over the years in building wood stoves and log splitters, along with perfecting his recipes for smoked meats and cheeses.
He was a WWII veteran serving in the Navy stationed in the South Pacific. Present in Tokyo on the day Japan surrendered and has pictures documenting the event.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores (Zang) Fallecker. His five children: Karen (Ken) Ricciardella, Jim (Chris) Fallecker, Dave (Denise) Fallecker, Patti (Scott) Brandt, and Dan Fallecker. Fourteen grandchildren: David (Courtney) Ricciardella, Marie (Jim) Scott, Diane (Doug) Frederick, Nick (April) Fallecker, Greg (Adrienne) Fallecker, Amanda (Chad) Booher, Mike (Leighann) Fallecker, Richard and Hannah Fallecker, Christie Brandt, Shelly (Joe) Brown, Trisha Brandt, Sarah and Ethan Fallecker. Former daughter-in-law Terri Fallecker, ten great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Fallecker and Sue Green, also, several nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family; being preceded in death by three sisters, eight brothers, and one grandson Paul Ricciardella.
The family would like to extend thanks to the staff at the VA, and especially the VA Community Living Center for their excellent care and compassion.
Funeral Mass: Saturday April 29th at 10:00 am.
St Wendelin Roman Catholic Church
210 St. Wendelin Road, Butler
Father Matt Mc Clain, Pastor
Military Honors will be provided by the Chicora VFW, Chicora and Brady’s Bend American Legions, and the 99 Readiness Command of Butler.
Memorial donations may be made to:
St. Wendelin School
211 St. Wendelin Road
Butler, PA 16002