Korean War Veteran, electronics and musical movement company Vice President.
Falkon S. Davis, 88, of Berkeley Heights, NJ passed away peacefully in Hospice care on January 15, 2019 after a short illness.
Falkon was born in Providence Rhode Island on April 2, 1930. He graduated from St. Andrews Boarding School in Barrington RI in 1948; Among Falkon’s many achievements at St. Andrews, he was most proud of being the King Medal winner in 1948. It was at St. Andrews School where he would also met his future bride of 60 years, Barbara Campbell.
Upon his graduation, Falkon enlisted in the US Army serving from 1948 to 1952. He was wounded in active combat with the 1st Calvary Division, and had achieved the rank of Master Sgt. during his service.
After completing his service, he returned to Rhode Island and married Barbara Campbell (Davis) in 1952. Falkon started his career with Westinghouse Electric Corporation as a salesman in the home electronics and appliances division. While working with Westinghouse he lived in Rhode Island, a short time in Massachusetts (always a New Englander at heart) and eventually moved to Berkeley Heights, New Jersey in 1966.
In New Jersey, Falkon worked for several companies’ including Brother International, Miida Electronics, and Sankyo Seiki, where he ultimately retired as a Vice President in 1997. After his dear wife’s passing in December of 2012, Falkon resided independently in his home in Berkeley Heights and close to his family until his passing in January of 2019.
Falkon loved spending time with his family, and especially enjoyed vacationing with them each year to his favorite destination, Cape Cod, MA. He was an avid nature enthusiast, enjoying outdoor activities such as bird watching and saltwater fishing on his Grady White boat in Belmar, NJ with his son Scott and grandsons Connor and Brendan.
Falkon was passionate about volunteering and giving back to his community. He served several terms as chairman of the board at Ridge Oak Senior Living, was active for years in scouting, and collaborated with other civic organizations. In addition, he was a former Deacon at Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church where he volunteered his skills as a photographer and expertise in computers and Photoshop to complete projects for different groups within the church.
On a typical Sunday afternoon, you could always find Falkon spending time with his loving family playing his favorite game, bumper pool, for hours on end. While playing, he would enjoy discussions on many topics such as movies (both new and old) technology, world events and sharing thoughts on life. His wisdom, whit and sound advice were always greatly valued by his family and friends.
Falkon was predeceased by his loving wife Barbara, daughter-in-law Michelle Davis and sister Carol. Survived by his brother Donald Davis, sister Kay Rofino, children Barry Davis, Steven Davis and Scott Davis, 6 grandchildren and several very special people in his life that were as close to him as family in so many ways.