in memoriam

In Memory of John A. Failla

July 14, 2022


John A. Failla was born 19 June 1927 in Brooklyn, NY and died 14 July 2022 in Mesa, AZ, and is thus "no longer available". He was born to Michele and Teresa Failla, and was predeceased by his older sister, Frances. He was an adventurous child and loved to travel throughout his lifetime. He served in the US Army in Germany, where he met his "bride", Hildegard, to whom he was married for 71 years, and whom he has truly missed for the past 3 years. He has been a long-time member of Christ the King Catholic Church, having moved to Arizona in 1971 after retiring from the Port Authority of NY and NJ. He later retired from the US Postal Service and continued to travel by RV and numerous ocean cruises. He always said that he "lived a good life and can't complain" and was ready for what came next. He is survived, and will be missed, by his son Michael (Beverly), daughter Leslie (Christopher), grandchildren Stephen (Katina), Joshua (Mike), Kerrie (Justin), and Alexandra, and a great-granddaughter, Samantha. A funeral mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church at 1551 E Dana Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204 with internment to follow at Queen Of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1562 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204.