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Steven Falen

January 29, 1950 ~ May 12, 2017 (age 67)
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A Countryside Garden was ordered on May 13, 2017

Message from Tom
May 13, 2017 1:53 PM

Missing my big brother, Steve, who inspired me to "catch up" and strive to be a better person than I thought I could be - but he knew I would be. Until my last breath, I will always remember and love him.

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A candle was lit by Tom on May 13, 2017 1:54 PM
Message from Jim and Claudette Nobes
May 13, 2017 3:30 PM

Steve, you were the best cousin in the whole world. You will be forever missed. We're sorry we never got to share that bottle of Japanese scotch with you. May you forever rest in peace.
Jim and Claudette
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A candle was lit by Kelli Bowes-Coggins on May 13, 2017 10:27 PM
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A candle was lit by Olga Nunes on May 14, 2017 4:32 AM
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A candle was lit by Andrea and Dennis Cosindas and family. on May 14, 2017 4:33 AM
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A candle was lit by Olga Nunes on May 14, 2017 4:41 AM
Steve left such an impression on us, with his hearty laugh, wonderful smile and his gentle way. He will be sorely missed by us and my wonderful son, Jon.
Our times together were too few, but ever lasting in our memories.
May the world always know what a lasting impression he has made on the medical community. His knowledge helped my family and so many others.Our love, thankfulness for having know him, and gratefulness for his drive to help so many.
His memory lives on forever.
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A candle was lit by Jeanette haley on May 14, 2017 11:08 AM
Message from Sharon Borelli
May 14, 2017 12:34 PM

Dr. Falen, you have been taken from us way too soon, and I prayed that there would have been a deifferent outcome, but you are in a better place now and no longer suffering. It was a pleasure working with you and knew how much you loved your work.

I will always remember your face and smile, your jokes, your stories that you shared, the chocolate candy you would share when we needed a pick me up, the pizzas you bought out of the kindness of his heart, and the conversations we had about many different things in life. I thought the world of you and will miss you each and everyday.

I will always remember the times when you were down and would come into the front office and tell us that we were the reason you got out of bed every morning and came to work, you see we could always make you laugh.

We can all take comfort in knowing he will be watching over us. This is not goodbye but until we meet again.

Message from Molly Manning
May 14, 2017 1:01 PM

The world was made a better place having Steve a part of it. He was as kind and thoughtful as he was brilliant. Shortly after Jon Nunes introduced us (40ish years ago) he nicknamed me "Polly" - and I realized early on, not only was he a gentle spirit with a curious mind, but funny too. His presence on this earth will be greatly missed.
My condolences to his family - you are all in my thoughts.
Message from Jon Nunes
May 14, 2017 2:49 PM

Steve has been my friend since 1974 (Syracuse University). No matter how many years passed or how many miles came between us, Steve was a friend that you could ALWAYS count on. Attending Steve's medical school graduation (MD AND PhD) became my inspiration to do better things with my life. Steve has a group of friends here in San Diego who came to know and love him during his visits. He did so much for so many, both personally and professionally, and his kindness and generosity extended far beyond of what most are aware. My sympathy and condolences to his family - words cannot express our loss.
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A Countryside Garden was sent on May 14, 2017

To my Stevie, We were together for almost 50 years. This ending is so sad. I will love you forever. Your Wife, Susie

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A candle was lit by Cheryl on May 14, 2017 3:41 PM
Message from Cheryl Falen Miller
May 14, 2017 3:48 PM

Gone so soon. My friend, my brother, Uncle to my children, part of my family and in my heart forever.
Hug Ma & Dad for me Steve. Rest in peace.
Message from Cindy Falen
May 14, 2017 3:48 PM

I have many memories of my brother (in-law) Steve. He was always so warm and welcoming to me when we would meet up. As he was a wine connoisseur, I would look for a unique wine for him to try when he would visit and try to impress him with my choice. The last time he was at our house, I succeeded in finding the right wine. He really enjoyed it.
Steve, I will truly miss you (and I bought that same wine last night to toast you)

With love,
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A candle was lit by Cindy Falen on May 14, 2017 3:48 PM
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A candle was lit by Cheryl on May 14, 2017 3:55 PM
Message from Ashley Duarte
May 14, 2017 4:50 PM

Uncle Steve, your passing was far too soon. I'm thankful for the many laughs we shared together with family. You will forever be in our hearts. I love you
Message from Mike
May 14, 2017 5:31 PM

Uncle Steve is an inspiration for me and my career. I looked up to him as an example of what I wanted to be. His success and impact directly influenced me to give everything I have. I hope I had made him proud being the second generation Dr. Falen.
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A candle was lit by Kristin Falen on May 14, 2017 5:44 PM
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A candle was lit by Raj and Saro on May 14, 2017 5:47 PM
Message from Kristin Falen
May 14, 2017 5:49 PM

Uncle Steve,
I'll always remember how much fun we would have together when I was a kid. When I was really little I remember waiting for you at the window and my dad joking you were here every few minutes until you eventually came hours later. When I was a little older I remember arguing politics with you. I loved feeling like someone valued my opinion enough to argue back. You will be missed. Thanks for being a great uncle. Love you!
Message from Bill and Jill Nobes
May 14, 2017 6:15 PM

Our deepest sympathies to the family of Steve. We are so very sorry for your loss. May happy memories sustain you through this difficult time and always. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers, but especially Laurie and Larry Vay and Tom and Cindy Falen.
With love and peaceful wishes,
-Bill and Jill Nobes
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A candle was lit by Bill, Jill, Macky and Bronson Nobes on May 14, 2017 6:16 PM
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A candle was lit by Molly Snowberger on May 14, 2017 6:48 PM
Message from Molly Snowberger
May 14, 2017 6:56 PM

Uncle Steve, when I was a kid I remember thinking you were a super hero. You would put me on your shoulders and I thought I was the tallest person in the whole world. I will always remember your laugh and the family reunions in Virginia when we could all get together. "Here comes Uncle Steve!" will always be my favorite saying. Love you always.
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A candle was lit by Ashley (Hesse) Stockall on May 14, 2017 7:09 PM
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A Table Basket was sent on May 14, 2017

To the Falen family, Steve was such a kind, generous and caring person. We will always cherish the fond memories of time we spent with him here in Virginia. He will be missed fiercely and always remembered. Our deepest sympathy, John, Cathy and Matt Maples (across the street neighbors in VA)

Message from Ashley (Hesse) Stockall
May 14, 2017 7:39 PM

I grew up next door to Steve and Susie. My parents and them became fast friends and they became our Godparents. My brother, sister and I could not have asked for better Godparents.
I remember riding on Steve's shoulders as a little girl and him calling one of my hair dos a "Tweezle." Road trips to North Carolina and Virginia to visit. Summer vacations in the Adirondacks. I remember when they visited me in NYC and took me to dinner and a Broadway show. Spending a day touring San Fransisco. I remember them being at my Wedding 2 years ago and later down the road calling him when my husband and I announced we were expecting a little girl. I remember him in so many of the most happy memories I have. I will always cherish those memories. Always remember his laugh, smile and kind heart. And I will be forever grateful that all those years ago, my parents bought the house next door.
I love you Steve and miss you. Thank you for sharing your light with us <3
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A candle was lit by Michelle on May 14, 2017 7:47 PM
Message from Jackie Vay
May 14, 2017 8:08 PM

There is much sadness and heartbreak over this very hard goodbye, but I am so lucky and grateful to have had my amazing Uncle Steve in my life for as long as I did. I will forever miss his smile, his laugh, silly jokes, and him always letting me know how proud he was of me. Although we lived so far from one another I always felt close to my uncle no matter the distance and I always knew he would do anything for the ones he loved. I will continue to keep him with me in my heart forever and will strive to be the best I can be as he taught me to do. To the man that inspired me the most, I'll love you forever and may you rest In peace
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A candle was lit by Jackie Vay on May 14, 2017 8:08 PM
Message from Walt Falen
May 14, 2017 9:38 PM

My biggest brother. I will miss you. So grateful that I got to spend the last of your days with you. I will love you forever.
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A candle was lit by Walt Falen on May 14, 2017 9:38 PM
Message from Laurie Vay
May 14, 2017 10:04 PM

I have always been so proud to be Steve's sister. He was "my person." The one I could always depend on. I will cherish the time I was blessed to spend with him for eternity.
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A candle was lit by Laurie Vay on May 14, 2017 10:04 PM
Message from MARY ABRAHAM
May 15, 2017 2:18 AM

Tom & Cindy,

Our deepest condolences for the lost of your brother/brother in law.

Mary & Dennis
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A candle was lit by Raj & Saro Natarajan on May 15, 2017 3:53 AM
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A candle was lit by Michelle Vay on May 15, 2017 8:42 AM
Uncle Steve,

There are a lot of things I will miss about you, but it is your laugh I will miss the most. You were the best uncle and friend I could ever ask for and I'm so lucky to have been your niece.

Although we never lived in the same state, your visits to Rochester and our Skype dates were what I always looked forward to. Last year, I was finally able to visit you in California and I am so grateful for the time we got to spend together. Thank you for showing me some of your favorite places. I have a newfound appreciation for coffee (Peets, of course), red wine (even though it still isn't my favorite), and fruit (you had the best garden in town)!

As much as I don't want to accept that you are gone, I take comfort in knowing you will always be watching over me and our family. You were always so strong for us and now we need to be strong for you.

You used to call me your "little angel," but now you will always be mine. Thank you for 23 years of beautiful memories which I will cherish forever. Rest in peace Uncle Steve. I love you and will miss you terribly.
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A candle was lit by Karthi Natarajan on May 15, 2017 9:08 AM
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A candle was lit by Karthi N. on May 15, 2017 9:13 AM
Steve was someone who was not only a great doctor, but above all was a great person. He was a family friend over the years and always opened his home to me when he lived in NC. I was inspired by him and further motivated by his warm and giving personality. To quote the band, The Tragically Hip, "Heaven is a better place today, but the world is just not the same." We all will miss you.
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A candle was lit by Mr. & Mrs. Harold Schwartz on May 15, 2017 9:13 AM
Message from Harold and Carol Schwartz
May 15, 2017 9:16 AM

We are so lost and sad about Steve's passing.. You have our greatest sympathy's..
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A candle was lit by Jane Macey on May 15, 2017 9:17 AM
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A Table Basket was ordered on May 15, 2017

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A candle was lit by Cindy Love and the Albie Aware Board of Directors on May 15, 2017 3:47 PM
Message from Cindy Love
May 15, 2017 3:52 PM

So sorry to hear the news of Steve's passing. He was very kind and helpful to the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation, our staff and the people we serve. A gentle and loving soul who was a truly unassuming and authentic soul. Thanks for making the world a better place.

Cindy Love
Message from Penny Vande Streek
May 15, 2017 4:38 PM

Steve was a friend and colleague. He had a great passion for his work and loved to share it. His enthusiasm when he showed you his latest project was infectious. He will be missed professionally and personally.
Message from David Buster
May 15, 2017 6:06 PM

Dr. Falen,

It was a pleasure to know and work with you. Thank you for all your kindness and knowledge you shared with the world. I hope you are at peace, you deserve it. You have played a huge part in helping a lot of sick people. You never stopped caring and always gave your best for your patients. Rest in peace my friend.

Message from Thomas Pounds, MD
May 15, 2017 6:50 PM

I offer my most sincere condolences to Steve's family and loved ones. Steve always did his best for all of his patients. He will be remembered by his colleagues as a hard working and dedicated physician, scientist and teacher. Thomas Pounds, MD
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A candle was lit by Thomas Pounds, MD on May 15, 2017 6:51 PM
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A candle was lit by Julie Elliott on May 15, 2017 9:14 PM
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A candle was lit by barbara and gary reed on May 16, 2017 1:55 PM
Message from Heidi Ambrose
May 16, 2017 4:17 PM

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to have met Steve and know not only how amazing he was professionally, but also his caring of others. My sympathy to his loved ones.
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A candle was lit by Lani Dayday on May 16, 2017 7:22 PM
Message from Jörg ans Sue
May 18, 2017 8:33 AM

It was truly a privilege to know Steve, such a kind and gentil friend. We are saddened by his much too early passing and he will be missed very much by both of us.
Our heartfelt condolences to his family.
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A candle was lit by Pat Stewart on May 29, 2017 7:11 AM
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A candle was lit by Jai on June 6, 2017 7:37 PM
Message from Jan Cronin
June 14, 2017 12:21 PM

It's been a month now and there is not a day that has gone by the Steve is not missed here at NCPIC. It is comforting to know how much he was loved by his family and friends. He was a lucky guy! God bless Steve and all those who knew him.
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A candle was lit by R. Murdock on June 25, 2017 8:46 PM
Message from Lisa Buck MD
August 4, 2017 9:25 AM

I have just heard about my friend Steve's death. He was a great friend from medical school. He kept me going with his fabulous sense of humor, his kindness and generosity and his brilliance. He had an ability to make everyone feel comfortable even though there were few who were on his level (both physically and intellectually). It is so sad to realize he is no longer with us.
Message from JULIE ELLIOTT
August 5, 2017 8:09 PM

Thank you so much Lisa for your kind words. It is certain that you were as special to Steve as he was to you. Best wishes from me and everyone else who loved him.
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