William Robert “Bill” Falcone, 70, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013, at his home, following a brief illness. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and resided in North Ridgeville for 30 years, before moving to Elyria in 2002.
Mr. Falcone served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He had a passion for the great outdoors. He enjoyed his garden, hunting, fishing and traveling. He also was an avid woodworker. A member of the UAW Local 1250, he retired from Ford Motor Company Brookpark Engine Plant in 2007 after 15 years of service. He previously was a truck driver for Kuchenrither Trucking in North Ridgeville.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Kathleen (nee Tielke); daughter, Deborah (Anthony) Zerbini of Elyria; son, David Falcone of Olmsted Falls; four grandchildren, Anthony, Jr. and Gabriella Zerbini, Kayla and Nicholas Falcone; and his sister-in-law, Sally Falcone of Spanaway, Washington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Roger and Kathryn Falcone; and his brother, Charles Falcone.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 8, 2013, from 6 P.M., until time of services at 8 P.M., at Bogner Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Reverend Chuck Behrens will officiate.