PHILLIP JAMES FALCON
July 19, 1961 - January 04, 2010
Phillip James Falcon of Stanford, California and Marion, Iowa died of respiratory failure in his family's arms on January 4, 2010 at Stanford University Hospital.
Phillip was born in Boston on July 19, 1961. After spending his early years in Lexington, Massachusetts, he moved with his family to Stanford, California in 1972. He continued to reside with his parents on the Stanford campus and on their Iowa farm until his death.
Phillip completed the special education program in the Palo Alto School System, and was long associated with HOPE Workshop. He traveled extensively in Asia with his parents, and he especially loved the farm in Iowa. He was also one of Stanford's most loyal football fans.
Phillip profoundly touched many lives with his sociability, good cheer, and zest for living life each day as an adventure. His bravery in the face of many medical challenges was an inspiration to everyone. He evoked the best of the human spirit, making all those around him the better for it.
Phillip is survived by his mother and father, Laura and Walter Falcon; his sister and brother-in-law, Lesley and Michael Hammond, of Aurora, Nebraska; and his brother, sister-in-law and their children, Andrew, Mary, Hallett and AJ Falcon, of Upland, California.
A memorial service for Phillip is planned for 10:30 am on Saturday, February 6th, in the Bechtel Room within Encina Hall, Stanford University. His burial service will be in the spring at Marion, Iowa. A Phillip Falcon Memorial Fund (c/o his parents) has been established to assist young people with special needs.