Memorial Service for J.D. Falk

Service & Potluck Feast

J.D. Falk's Memorial Service was held in San Francisco, CA
Saturday, December 3, 2011

If you need to get in touch with the event planners (e.g., for lost items), please contact us at


To honor J.D. both at his memorial service and also in a more ongoing way:

  • please don't send flowers or similar types of memorial things. J.D. was really specific in his desire to have an ecologically low-impact memorial. in particular, he was cremated at a crematorium with high ecological standards. we also did not decorate the memorial location with flowers, beautiful though they are.

  • if you'd like to donate to an organization dedicated specifically to cancer treatment and support of cancer patients, the following are especially worthy of your attention:

    • Cops Fighting Cancer:
      J.D. especially liked this organization because it helps cancer patients and their families in a very tangible, 'on-the-ground' way. if you find another organization that works in similar ways, please donate to that organization if you prefer to.

    • MD Anderson Cancer Center:
      J.D. and Hope value this organization both for their contributions to advanced cancer research and because they help patients without health insurance.

  • if you'd like to donate to an organization involved in something else J.D. valued, consider donating to:

    • KGNU:
      KGNU is the independent community radio station that both J.D. and Hope worked at in Colorado. J.D. enjoyed being on the air there very much.

    • SomaFM:
      many of you are likely familiar with SomaFM, a community-supported online radio station. Hope and J.D. have spent many hours being calmed and pleased by the music of SomaFM in the past difficult months, and supporting SomaFM would be a great way to remember J.D.