John Thomas Falcone

February 10, 1949April 5, 2019

John “Tommy” Falcone, lived his life fully until the age of 70. On April 5, 2019 in the early morning hours, our loved passed away quietly in his home with family at his side. Tommy was born in Catawba County on February 10th, 1949 to the late John Joseph & Mabel Pauline (Miller) Falcone.

There are so many things we could say about Tommy, so we have narrowed it down to just a few words. He was loving and cared about others. He was adventurous because of his love of traveling and frequent visits to the beach and he was talented. He made his living designing and installing stained glass. It brings us comfort knowing that many of his pieces can be found in churches and businesses throughout Catawba County.

Left to cherish his memories is his loving wife of 40 years, Cynthia (Glasco) Falcone; two sisters, Darlene and her husband Mark Brown, Tammy and her husband David; son, Sean Falcone; brother, Stevie Falcone; nieces, Mindy and Holly Bolick and two nephews, Curtis Brown and Cody Rink.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 11th, from 10 o’clock to 10:45 am at Drum Funeral Home, 940 29th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC. 828-267-5740. A Celebration of Tommy’s Life will begin at 11 o’clock am with the Reverend Rich Irwin officiating. Private inurnment will be scheduled at a later time.

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Jamie Fox

April 13, 2019

We lived beside Tommy and Cindy for a few years at Highland School Apts. Kerry, Kaleb and I send our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Tommy was always so kind hearted and friendly. He will be truely missed❤

Beverly Snowden

April 11, 2019

I am very saddened to read the news of John's passing. I haven't seen him in years--but he is someone never to forget. A gentle spirit with a deep passion for sharing his talent with others. He put together my brass/stained glass doors--in his true art deco form! Wow! What a gift! He worked on several repair projects and he created sunburst stained glass (3-panels) for my kitchen windows (again, art deco). His talent was simply amazing. His patience was a beautiful trait and lesson for others. If I was having a hectic day, his personality brought calm to the storm.

My deepest sympathy to his family. Treasure the memories and may God comfort you with peace.
--Beverly Snowden

judy pruitt

April 11, 2019

I met John first over 35 years ago when he was a master carpenter working on a renovation of my house. Later he was my teacher, introducing me to the art of stained glass. He was an artist, an excellent and patient teacher. Because of John, we can see the light shine through colored and beveled glass, making this world an even more beautiful place. Thank-you.

Cheryl and Harry Frye

April 10, 2019

Harry and I are saddened by the loss of Tommy. He was truly an artistic and talented person. We were fortunate to have him design a stain glass window for our home on the lake. His work was amazing. I am including a picture to show the world a tiny portion of his artistic genius. We wish peace at this time for all members of his family from the St. Stephens community which was blessed by having known him.

Melanie Moore

April 10, 2019

What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

Memories of Tommy from the days on Lake Hickory at Mary and Gale Millholan's home.

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.

Thoughts and prayers are with the family.