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Week of 28 March 2003· Vol. VI, No. 26

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Richard (Dick) F. Falcon


Richard (Dick) F. Falcon, director of custodial services for the Boston University Physical Plant, died unexpectedly at his home in Milford, Mass., on January 27. He was 56 years old and had worked at BU for 10 years. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Born in North Adams, Mass., in 1947, Falcon was a 1970 graduate of North Adams State College, where he received both a bachelor’s and a master’s in education. He began his career as a teacher in the North Adams public schools. He later served as vice principal of the Franklin Vocational Technical School in Turners Falls, Mass., and also coached varsity football in North Adams.

After leaving Franklin Vocational, Falcon worked for several years at Amherst College as assistant director of the physical plant. He came to BU in November 1992 as assistant director of custodial services. He was promoted to associate director in 1997 and to director in January 2001.
Falcon exemplified the philosophy of the Physical Plant -- that teamwork is the best way to accomplish goals -- and his dealings with other departments on campus personified this philosophy. Falcon’s management skills, patience, and desire to improve the University were invaluable assets to the Physical Plant and benefited the whole community. He was instrumental in forming a group of fellow managers focused on working together to serve the University. He will be remembered for his outstanding professionalism, creative problem-solving, caring attitude, constant good humor, and most important, his wonderful smile.

In addition to his wife, Geraldine, who works in the Office of Residence Life, he leaves two sons, four grandchildren, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.


28 March 2003
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