Edward A Fallavena was born September 2, 1942 and passed away September 3, 2020. He was born in Alameda, California to Edward A Fallavena, Sr. and Alice Wright-Fallavena. He grew up in the Hayward Highlands when it was still a very rural area. He went to Highland Elementary School, Bret Harte Junior High School and the beautiful, old Hayward High School graduating in 1960. He dabbled in a few college classes but couldn’t concentrate on classes when there were so many pretty girls. He went to work for Oakland Scavenger Company (now Waste Management) when garbage men went into each resident’s yard, dumped their garbage can into the garbage container with a shoulder hook, hoisted the can on their back, ran to the garbage truck waiting in the street where they climbed a ladder on the side of the truck to dump the container. It was not an easy job but he liked working in the outdoors, getting physical exercise and coming home early. He retired in 1997.
After retirement he purchased a bass boat and started fishing tournaments. He liked to hunt his favorite place in the Ruby Mountains near Elko, Nevada. Later he became interested in storage room auctions before they became popular and crowded. He liked to collect and show off his “treasures”, not sell. It is a good thing he had three barns to store all the “stuff” he brought home.
Ed had four grandchildren, three girls and a boy, who were the light of his day. He loved giving them rides on his tractors, catching lizards in the yard, singing silly songs and cooking “Papa nummies” for them. He had photos of the grandkids everywhere so he could show them off. Whatever his mood, these kids made him smile.
Edward is survived by his wife, Joan, his two daughters, Amy Fallavena and her husband Garth Borman, Balan Fallavena and her husband Michael Myers, his four grandchildren, Stella and Sophia Myers, and Aidan and Layla Borman. He is also survived by his sisters, Joan Fallavena-Griswold and Linda Fallavena, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Edward was a special guy, well liked and loved by his friends and family. He will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers you may donate to Sierra Nevada Alliance in memory of Edward Fallavena.
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