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John Kipling Falon

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Of Everett at 82. Beloved brother of Robert Phillips, Peter Phillips, Michael Kalenderian; and cousins Tom and Anita Narekian. He leaves many nephews, nieces, and cousins who loved him dearly. Johnny served in the U.S. Army and as he said it, “I got to see Europe at a time when we were actually not at war with anybody.” His fondest memories were of growing up on Revere Beach during summers and playing baseball with his cousin Tom. Johnny loved country and western music, especially Hank Williams and he owned every recording he ever made. He was also a big fan of Roy Orbison, and often said “he had the greatest voice I ever heard.” He grew up a Red Sox fan and would tell stories of how when Ted Williams came to the plate at Fenway “there would be a low rumbling through the crowd and you could feel the electricity in the air.” A huge boxing, fan he caught all of Muhammad Ali’s fights on closed circuit T.V. at the old Boston Garden, and was crushed when Joe Frazier beat him in their first fight. A great card player, he loved poker, whist, and cribbage, and knew how to play almost any game there was. Everyone who knew him loved him because he had a very kind heart which he would never admit. He will be missed by all of us and especially “Nellie” who will miss him as much as we do.

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