James Olin Fallon

James Olin Fallon

EAST BERNE — James Olin Fallon, of East Berne, a loving father and cherished grandfather, “entered into eternal life on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020,” his family wrote. He was 70.

Born in Troy, New York on Sept. 22, 1949, he was the son of the late James and Dorothy (née Olin) Fallon.

Mr. Fallon was employed by the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Niskayuna for many years, working his way up the ranks and eventually working in quality control. He was former president of General Electric Union.

He was a life member of the Latham Fire Department S. W. Pitts Hose Co. “Old Timers Club” with more than 51 years of proud service. He was a member of the Berne Zoning Board of Appeals and volunteered driving the senior citizens’ bus.

“Jim was an avid volunteer,” his family wrote in a tribute, “and enjoyed giving back to many charities near and far.

“Living in the hills of East Berne, made it easy to love nature. Jim would often go on long walks or bike rides through the hills or walk the trails on his property. He was known for always stopping and saying hello to his neighbors, while out on his adventures.

“Traveling was also something Jim cherished. Although he traveled to various destinations, he enjoyed his annual trip to the Florida Keys.

“When settled in at his destination, one would hear Jim say, ‘Life is good, go with the flow.’” 

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James Olin Fallon is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Zadoorian, and her husband, David, of Ballston Spa; by his grandchild, Riley Zadoorian; by his sister, Brenda Vumbaco, and her husband, John; and by his nephew, Paul Soccio and his wife, Susan. He is also survived by his grandnephews, Lucas and Evan.

Funeral services will be private at the family’s convenience at the Dufresne and Cavanaugh Funeral Home. There will be no public calling hours.

Memorial messages may be left at www.altamontenterprise.com/milestones.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish America Gift Processing, 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016; The Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S Pearl St., Albany, NY 12202; or the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.

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