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James Falcon
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Central City

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, James Curtis Falcon,
age 87, of Ocean Pines, Md., died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.
He was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Central City, Iowa, to the late William C. and Jennie M. Falcon.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, JoFran (Kouba); loving children, Jenanne Frances (Ken Hosier) and William Robert; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Lois Patten Wintz and Mary Louise Falcon; and by brothers, Howard and Don Falcon.
Jim was raised in Waterloo, Iowa, and received his early education in the Waterloo public schools, his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Jim served in the U.S. Army after World War II with the occupation forces in Japan. Jim's work career was with the U.S. government at the Bureau of the Budget (now O.M.B.), the White House, National Security Council, Office of Education and Department of Education. Jim also served as the budget officer of the Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools. Jim and JoFran built a vacation home in Ocean Pines, Md., in 1976 and retired there in l988.
Jim stayed active in retirement as a member of the Ocean Pines Boat Club, Garden Club, Kiwanis Club, Ocean City Power Squadron, Ocean Pines Marine advisory committee and First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City. Jim was a member of the board of directors of the Worcester County Arts Council for six years and president for three years.
Jim will be buried in Jordan's Grove Cemetery in Central City. There will be a local memorial service at a time to be determined later.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Falcon Civic Center, 137 Fourth St. North, Central City, IA 52214; the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404; or a charity of your choice.

Posted on Tuesday, 2 August 2016