Daniel Joseph “Dan” Falvy Jr., 71, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving wife, Susan; and two daughters, Meghan and Melissa.
Born in Chicago, Ill., on May 23, 1945, Dan spent his childhood in Fort Wayne, Ind. After joining the U.S. Navy in 1963, he traveled the world, eventually being stationed at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. While there, Dan’s impeccable work ethic would have him serving directly under the admiral in the Office of Naval Operations. It was also at the Pentagon that Dan would be introduced, by a mutual friend, to his future wife in 1973. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a chief petty officer in 1990.
Dan is survived by the love of his life and wife of 42 years, Susan Freeman Falvy; daughter, Meghan Falvy Ellis, and her husband, Tobias Ellis; granddaughter, Trinda Mae Ellis, who affectionately called him “Grumpy;” daughter, Melissa Falvy; brother, Patrick Falvy, and his wife, Jennifer Cable Falvy; and nephew, Brendan Falvy.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Meyers Falvy; father, Daniel Joseph Falvy Sr.; and his beloved stepmother, Alvina “Pat” Junk Falvy.
Dan, as his family would often joke, had numerous hobbies and obsessions over the years that would come and go, but he never let go of his love of reading, music and science fiction. Known for often reading two or three books at a time, after his retirement as an accounts payable clerk at Blueridge General Inc., he took great pride as a volunteer at the Virginia Beach Central Library. His love of music lead him to introduce his girls to the Beatles, Phil Collins, Pink Floyd and other classic rock acts at an early age. Self-proclaimed nerds, his daughters credit their father for their love of all things “Star Trek” and “Star Wars.”
Please join his family from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, for a gathering in remembrance at his daughter Meghan’s home. Feel free to stop by at your convenience.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the family to help with final expenses.