PHILLIP JAMES FALCON of Stanford, Calif., and Marion, Iowa, died of respiratory failure Jan. 4, 2010, at Stanford Hospital. He was 48 years old.
Falcon was born in Boston on July 19, 1961. After spending his early years in Lexington, Mass., he moved with his family to Stanford in 1972 and continued to live with his parents, LAURA AND WALTER FALCON, on Stanford’s campus and on their Iowa farm until his death.
Falcon’s family remembers him as someone who approached life with good cheer and a sense of adventure and who faced his medical challenges with courage. He completed the special education program in the Palo Alto school system and had a long association with HOPE Services. He traveled extensively in Asia with his parents, and he especially loved the farm in Iowa. He also was one of Stanford’s most loyal football fans.
In addition to his parents, Falcon is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lesley and Michael Hammond, of Aurora, Neb.; and his brother, sister-in-law and their children, Andrew, Mary, Hallett and AJ Falcon, of Upland, Calif.
A memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Bechtel Room in Encina Hall. A burial service will be held in the spring in Marion, Iowa. The Phillip Falcon Memorial Fund (c/o his parents) has been established to assist young people with special needs.