Gisela Fal­lon of Wilm­ing­ton, DE

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Gisela Fal­lon (nee von Lis­sek), 81, passed away at her home in Delaware on Mon­day, Novem­ber 7, 2016.

A tough Ger­man im­mi­grant who grew up dur­ing World War II in Ger­many, she es­caped from East Ger­many dur­ing the Cold War in the 1950’s. In 1958, she mar­ried Professor Don­ald Gian­nella who went on to be­come the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the In­sti­tute of Church and State at the Vil­lanova Uni­ver­sity School of Law. Dr. Gian­nella passed away in 1974. Gisela re­mar­ried in 1976 to John Fal­lon III who also pre-de­ceased Gisela in 1994. Gisela worked for PNC Fi­nan­cial for a num­ber of years in Wilm­ing­ton, DE and later in King of Prus­sia, PA be­fore her re­tire­ment.

Gisela is sur­vived by her daugh­ter from her first mar­riage, Marie Gian­nella Thomas.

Fu­neral ser­vice will be Fri­day, Novem­ber 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church in West Ch­ester, PA with in­ter­ment to fol­low.

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