May 19, 2006
Robert Brian (Bobby) Faller, 18, a resident of Laurel Lakes, Mountain Top, passed away on Friday night, May 19, 2006, at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre hospital, following a single-vehicle accident in Hanover Township.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre, May 3, 1988, and was a son of Brian and Lynn (Ratchford) Faller, Mountain Top.
He was a junior at Crestwood High School, Mountain Top, and a member of the golf team.
He was employed as a cook at Grotto Pizza at the Wyoming Valley Mall.
Bobby was a member of the parish of St. Jude, Mountain Top.
He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father and grandfather, and snowmobiling with his dad.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, James Michael Faller.
He will be remembered as a young man of great wisdom for his age, and his extraordinary understanding of people.
He was a kind, giving and caring person.
He conveyed a love to his younger cousins, and demonstrated great maturity for his age.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Last Friday night, the night of my schools prom, our town lost a prominent member of the community. A young man of 18 years old was killed in a tragic car accident, around 8:00 at night when he was coming home from work. He wasn't able to go to prom because he needed to work to pay for his car which he was already behind in payments. He got out of work early to go pick jhis friend up as they were going to and after prom party. Ten minutes before his accident, he talked to his best friend in the world, the one he was going to pick up. Tragically, he lost control of his vehicle and went into an embakement, being thrown 30 feet out of his car. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Ambulances arrived and he was rushed to the hospital. Sadly, he passed away, alone in hsi hostipal bed. None of his friends or family were able to arrive in time to say one last goodbye. That night, many people were called. The after prom parties were all spent wondering "why him?" "why bobby?" yesterday, we had a very somber day of school. He happened to be in my chemistry class, along with study hall, and though he wasn't a friend of mine it hit me incredibly hard. The whole day was spent in mourning. The teachers all let us do whatever we pleased, and his locker was turned into a memorial throughout the day. Today was the day of his wake. It was incredible how many people turned out. The funeral home is only 3 blocks from my house. There were cars parked up to 7 blocks away from the funeral home. When I went past the home on my way to get a donut, the line was over 300 people long, just outside the home. There were hundreds of people gathered around the area aswell. Our town is incredible tightknit. The last death like this was more than 3 years ago, and had a turnout just like this. I never realized how much peopele can touch others lives, even if they never knew them. This has hit our school incredibly hard. I feel so incredibly bad for his parents, especially because this is the second son they have lost. His close friends are shocked, confused, and don't know what to do. My life will never be the same now because of this death. I now have learned to not take anything for granted, to live life day by day and to appreciate my friends and family so much more, because nobody will ever know when something tragic like this will happen.
R.I.P. Robert Brian "Bobby" Faller