Elwin Falor

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Visitation :

John Quint Treboni Funeral Home
Tuesday May 25th 2021 9-10 am

1177 W. 5th Avenue
Columbus Ohio 43212



Funeral Mass
Tuesday May 25th 2021 at 10:30 am

Saint Christopher Parish
1420 Grandview Avenue
Columbus , Ohio 43212


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Elwin "Win" Rees Falor
August 31, 1935 - May 17, 2021 (age 85)

Win will be greatly missed by Carol Crooks, his faithful friend, sweetheart & prayer partner for over 31 years, and is survived by his sister Dorcas Sills of Robinson, IL, his children James Gregory, the son of first wife, Ruth Wilson Falor; and Amy Elizabeth, Elissa Suzanne, Zachary Benjamin and Jonathan Andrew, children of second wife, Sherry Polcyn Falor; and his children-of-the-heart, Callie Ann, Amanda Mauree, Justin Peter, Benjamin Joseph and Russell Wallace III, along with the Polish blessing of Adam, Barbara, and Agnes, arriving here in 1994 with their parents. Last, but not least, are Elwin's cousins, his nieces: Susan Sills, Teresa Franklin & Lorna Noe, his nephew: Matt Franklin, and his grandchildren, Abby & Zach Falor. Win was born in Ashland County, Ohio, and was preceded in death by his parents, Revs. Harold & Irene Falor (Oakland UMC, Marion, OH) and his older sister, Patricia Franklin. He was class president and graduated in 1953 from Marion Harding High School, was a charismatic speaker & youth minister, earned college credits at Asbury College, Wilmore, KY, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH, and graduated with a B.A. in English, from OSU, in 1958. As a lifelong Columbus, OH, English teacher, he had a gift for inspiring his students & helping them make sense of difficult pieces of literature (Bexley HS, OSU, and J Arthur Wilson HS at TICO). He did editing, sold Bischoff Medical & Surgical Supplies to hospitals, worked as a Headhunter & was also the Head Bartender at the Worthington Hills Country Club. In many ways you could call him a self-taught Jack-of-all-Trades, doing indoor & outdoor painting, repairing & improving cars, bikes & motorcycles, tweaking stereo equipment, building flagstone walls, & even working 36 hours straight, to build an entire Zenith TV from scratch, with all its minuscule parts & pieces! He had humorous stories to tell of nighttime pranks at Asbury College, and the challenge of outwitting his very smart Puli dog, named Anyo. If you ever got off the beaten path with Win, either in the woods or walking across what was the OSU Pig Farm, back in the day, you'd question your sanity, but eventually find the way out! He was an explorer at heart, always wanting to plumb the depths to discover & share the good, the true & the beautiful, whether the subject was literature, movies, religion, or cars (he had a Peugeot) & bicycles (he had a Botechia). Whatever it was, it had to be useful, meaningful, and of good quality. Later in life, in spite of the painful challenges of living day to day, with terminal cancer, Win's dedication to the Lord filled him with such peace, gentleness, gratitude & inner strength, that he seemed to have the heart & soul of a monk. We humans, in the whole course of our lives & our relationships, are such a mixture of being either blessings, or challenging lessons, to each other. At the end, Win was still my teacher, leaning on and trusting totally in our loving Lord, letting go & showing me how to die with love, dignity, and grace...knowing & believing the promise, as we declare in the Apostles Creed, .. we believe in the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. AMEN! Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 25th from 9-10AM at the John Quint Treboni Funeral Home, 1177 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am at St. Christopher Parish, 1420 Grandview Ave, Columbus, 43212. Green burial will be at 2pm in the Calvary Cemetery "St. Kateri Preserve", 1625 Calvary Dr, Dayton, OH 45409.If desired, donations can be made in his memory, to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry, 57 S Grubb St, Columbus, OH 43215, or to The Catholic Foundation, 257 E Broad
Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Condolences for Elwin Falor

From : Sally Gard
To : Carol Crooks
Date: May 20th 2021

We are so sorry to hear of the passing our your dear sweet Win. Thank you for the incredible care you provided for Win. He was a real gem. Our hearts go out to you in the days to come when you will miss him. Sally Gard and The Forum at Knightbridge.
From : Connie Conrad
To : The family and friends of Elwin R. Falor
Date: May 21st 2021

Lyle and I send our sympathy to you on Elwin's death. His passing leaves an absence and he will be missed. We send our caring to all of you in this difficult time.
From : Elaine M. Evans
To : The Falor Family
Date: May 23rd 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Win’s passing. Although I never met him, I am sure that my mother, June ȁCCrattyȁD Landis, did know him as she grew up attending the Oakland UMC. Win’s father actually married my parents, June and John Landis on July 29, 1960 in that church. My mother was one of the Cratty Tripletts and were born at home just a couple of streets over from the church and their entire family attended church there. I wish my mother were still alive to tell me what she remembered of Win since it is evident he lead a very full life. Please know your family are in my prayers.
From : Thomas Joswick
To : Carol Crooks and the Falor family
Date: May 24th 2021

Win was the best English literature instructor that I encountered at OSU in the early 1970s. We later worked together "headhunting" computer professionals at the first specialty I.T. Recruiting and Search firm in Columbus. Win was a truly brilliant man.