William "Bill" Falor was born on September 21, 1944, the son of a distinguished cardiothoracic surgeon and a nurse in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from the Ohio State University, undergraduate and medical school. After service in the U.S. Army and training, he joined the Otolaryngology practice of Dr. William S. McAfee, resulting in a 36-year association, and creation of Central Coast Head and Neck Surgeons, providing "ENT" services to Monterey and San Benito counties. He was an active member of the medical staffs of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Hazel Hawkins Hospital, and the Monterey Peninsula Surgery Center. He had an extremely satisfying career, only to abruptly retire on the date of his lung cancer diagnosis.
Bill was an enthusiastic member of many local clubs and organizations, including the Pacheco Club, the Old Capital Club and the Nicklaus Club/Monterey. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Monterey, and was honored to be selected President in 2010-11.
Bill was always interested in having fun, whether it be as a spectator of his sainted Buckeyes, or his personal activities. He was an avid tennis player and golfer. He wrote poetry (doggerel) and tried to sing. No crossword puzzle was beyond trying. It was inconceivable that anyone would resent his harmless "zinging."
Bill leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Celeste, and four children, Ann Elizabeth, MD, Jill Catherine, William Henry III and Charles Stephen.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in the name of William Falor to Hospice of the Central Coast, 2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, D-120, Monterey, CA 93940 or The Rotary Club of Monterey, P.O. Box 669, Monterey, CA 93942.