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Lauren (not verified)

September 11, 2023

This year I visited New York from England and we visited the 9/11 memorial. I took 1 photo of the memorial pools outside and on looking back I could see I had captured William F Fallon's name on my photo - I googled him and found this page. RIP Bill and everyone who died on 9/11 - the whole of the UK still remembers and condolences to Bill's family, he sounded like a great guy and it was nice to see photos of him to connect the name on my photo.

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In Remembrance
Place of Residence:
Rocky Hill, NJ
Location on 9/11:
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey | General Manager of Strategic Analysis and Industry Relations
Hobbies and Special Interests:

Simply put, he was there when you needed him. Whether it was removing a tree that had fallen on a neighbor's garage, raising money for the town library or guiding people down 60 flights of stairs in thick black smoke as he did during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, William F. Fallon Jr. was the kind of person everyone turned to.

That was surely the case last Tuesday. A general manager at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Mr. Fallon, 53, worked on the 62nd floor of One World Trade Center. On Tuesday morning he called his wife, Brenda, at their home in Rocky Hill after the tower was hit by the first hijacked jetliner. He calmly told her he had to see what he could do to get people out.

Most of the Port Authority's employees on the 62nd floor escaped. Mr. Fallon did not.

"He always stood out as a go-to person," said Brian Nolan, mayor of Rocky Hill, who knew Mr. Fallon for 15 years. "If something had to be done, he was there. . . . Whenever there was a need, he was on the top of my list."

Mr. Fallon was born in Yonkers, N.Y., and grew up in Metuchen, where he attended St. Joseph's High School. In 1970 he graduated from Villanova University, where he was a member of the ROTC and became a lieutenant j.g. in the Navy.

As general manager of strategic analysis and industry relations in the Port Authority's Port Commerce Department, Mr. Fallon had a wide range of maritime-related responsibilities, from sales and customer service to managing the agency's international offices in London, Hong Kong and Seoul, South Korea.

In addition to being an active member of the Princeton United Methodist Church and a former representative on the Rocky Hill Borough Council, Fallon was an avid outdoorsman.

"He loved to hike," said Bob Gaffney, a friend and fellow Port Authority manager. "Every summer he took his family out West to one of the national parks. They just got back from a trip. . . . He was a great guy, very easy going."

Son of the late William F. Fallon Sr., Mr. Fallon is survived by his wife of 27 years, Brenda Carter Fallon; his son, Christopher; his mother, Margaret of Monroe Township; his sister, Patricia Quinlan of Warren; and his brothers, Donald J. of Hightstown, Peter B. of Warren and Stephen M. of South Bend, Ind.