Andre Daniel Falter
1953 - 1994
Long and Prosper"
Daniel Falter, better known as Dan, was born in Neptune, New Jersey.
Although he had a degree in mathematics, after spending a summer
working in an advertising agency, he decided to become a graphics
artist and airbrush illustrator.
Dan moved to San Francisco in the late 1970s and
worked for many advertising agencies. He eventually opened his
own studio and formed a partnership with another artist, Sandra
Fenton. Together they helped design advertisements and logos for
many clients including the San Francisco 49ers, the Bay Area Rapid
Transit (BART) district, and Mornings on 2, a local television
Dan had many loves: his dogs Anushka, Diddley,
and Euphoria; his brother, Rene; his very close friends Carol,
Cathie, and Ricky; his close friend and partner for five years,
Lou; and, of course, his work and his computer.
Dan was also an avid Star Trek fan. In fact, he
held on to life long enough to see the final episode of Star
Trek: The Next Generation. He wanted to see the movie Generations,
which was due out in December 1994, but he could not wait any
longer -- he passed away earlier that year. Because Dan was always
one for the dramatic and the mystical, however, his friends were
not surprised when the opening of Generations was moved up to
Dan's birthday, November 18.
How fitting it is that Dan should be on the Celestis Founders
Flight: by his presence on this historic flight, he is indeed
boldly going where no one has gone before.