Bill Falk passes at age 91

9/13/2018
 
William “Bill” Falk died Friday, September 7, 2018, at the age of 91. Bill was a nationally known pole vault expert, first at the high school level, and then during long tenures at both the University of Rhode Island and the University of Miami. Bill was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the University of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Track Coaches Hall of Fame. In addition, he was a five-time New England Coach of the Year. 
 
A 1949 graduate of Brown University, Bill earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Columbia University.
 
He and his late wife, Grace, founded M-F Athletic Company in 1960 and he continued to be an important figure in the business until his recent decline in health.
 
Devoted father of Martha Falk of Cranston and Eric Falk and his wife, Dana, of Providence. Beloved grandfather of Rachel, Audrey, and Leah.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Summertime Fund, c/o RI Foundation, One Union Station, Providence, RI 02903. Funeral services will be private.