Obituary for William Barry "Bill" Falvo
William Barry Falvo, 74, of West Amwell passed away on January 29, 2018. A loving husband and father, educator and leader, he is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Jean M. Gioe Falvo, and his two sons, Dr. James V. Falvo of Cambridge, MA and Dr. Daniel J. Falvo and his wife, Marissa Monsanto Falvo of The Philippines.
The son of the late Joseph J. Falvo and Vera A. Falvo, Bill was born in Red Bank.
A graduate of Red Bank High School, he earned a B.S. from Monmouth College (now University) and master's degrees in Student Personnel Services from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and School Administration and Supervision from Rider College (now University). His career began in teaching high school math and science, and over the years he rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Woodbridge Child Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel. Bill dedicated himself to his responsibilities at WCDTC, where the staff and students became his extended family.
Earning varsity letters in high school baseball and basketball, he became captain of the basketball team in senior year. In football, he received an award for most improved player. While an undergraduate, he was a founding member and officer of Theta Epsilon Chi, an independent fraternity.
An avid baseball fan, he organized the annual field trip and fundraiser to the Trenton Thunder baseball game for the Knights of Columbus, in which he was a Third Degree Knight. Bill was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe KOC Council and a member of St. George's Catholic Church in Titusville.
A 40-year resident of West Amwell, he loved living in the township and especially enjoyed sitting on his front porch having his morning coffee, surrounded by nature and often joined by his much-loved "pride" of rescued cats.
Bill is survived also by his brother John A. Falvo of Shrewsbury, his sister Judith M. Cleary and her husband Ronald of Hazlet, his sisters-in-law Marianne Falvo of Red Bank, Constance Falvo of Middletown, Felicia Gioe of Southampton, Maria G. Czumbil and her husband Stephen of The Villages, Florida, and Enrica J. Chretien and her husband Normand of Mountainside, his brother-in-law Dr. Vincent J. Gioe and his wife Dr. Adrienne Gioe of Haddonfield, and 18 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Anthony J. Falvo and Joseph J. Falvo, Jr., his sister-in-law Pamela Falvo, and his brother-in-law Benedict C..Gioe.
The mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, February 5, at 10:30 am at St. George’s Church , 1370 River Road, Titusville, NJ 08560. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Trenton, NJ
Callings hours will be held on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 pm at the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, 21 York Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 and on Monday morning from 9 am until the start of services at 10:30 am at St. George’s Church.
Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the following: Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, PO Box 237, Lambertville, NJ 08530; St. George’s Church 1370 River Road, Titusville, NJ 08560; the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Guadalupe Council, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Rd., Doylestown, PA 18902 or Tabby’s Place, 1100 US Highway 202, Ringoes, NJ 08551.