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Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

by JackieVadala Online Now Sep 18, 2004 at 6:11 PM

Hello, my name is Jacqueline Vadala, I'm 22 years old and live in New York. I've been trying to locate my father via the internet for a long time - he's from Yap. I've heard that the islands of Micronesia are very small and "everybody knows everybody." I'm trying to contact anyone with any information whatsoever. I'd really appreciate any help at all. I'm looking for Robert Falagoy, or anyone in his family. I am his daughter and he does not know of my existance. I know he used to be a fisherman, and was studying bricklaying, and he's about 42-44 years old. I know this is a long-shot, but if you give me any information that could lead me to him, there is a reward. I've been looking him for years... thanks for listening! Sincerely, Jacqueline Vadala PS: below is my contact information email: jackievadala@yahoo.com Phone: 516.870.4377

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    Re: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Sep 18, 2004 at 6:17 PM

    Jackie, don't post your phone number on here - you never know who will call you and *pretend* to be the person you are looking for. Good luck with your search. If you want to edit/revise your post, you can right to VT and have them delete your original post. Wendy

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    Re: Re: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Seabiscuit Online Now Sep 18, 2004 at 6:38 PM

    Jacqueline- Yep, Wendy's quite correct about the phone number. I did a quick Copernic search, for the Island of Yap, Micronesia (which I'm sure you have too), and found the white pages (phone list) and didn't find anything about a Falagoy. Have you checked the Embassies on the Island (I'm sure you have) for other information? Have you checked out other Islands around Yap? Finding someone is a pain in the kazoo. And finding someone in Micronesia is a whole different monster. If I can assist, I will. Best of luck! Jeff-

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    Re: Re: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Sep 18, 2004 at 6:44 PM

    It looks like you've checked guam, but found this site with his name and phone number ~ islandtelephonedirectory.com...

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    Re: Re: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Seabiscuit Online Now Sep 18, 2004 at 6:53 PM

    Damn, Wendy! I thought *I* was resourceful! Good work! ;o) Jeff-

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    Re: Re: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Sep 18, 2004 at 6:56 PM

    Dammit Jeff, I'm a vt'er, not a telephone directory!! (won't mean boo to you if you didn't watch old star trek episodes). I emailed the good Ms. Vadala at her yahoo address. Hope it's a lead. w

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    Re: Re: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Seabiscuit Online Now Sep 18, 2004 at 7:03 PM

    W- As we all do. I sure hope the best for her, and success all around. (Dammit, Spock! My runny nose is *not* of Muldavian incense, it's a bug! Do your engineering-thingy!) (LOL!) Jeff-

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    Re: Re: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Sep 18, 2004 at 7:07 PM

    I can't believe I typed "right" for "write". Ugh. My success for finding lost people is about 8 out of 10. Hope my record holds ;)

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    RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Kabefelriy Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 3:55 PM

    Mogithin Ms Vadala,

    My name is Joe and Im from Yap, I have read your post on here and yes its true that yap is a small Island but not that small where everybody "know" everyone, Since Im not on the island, Im going to call my mother who still live there and ask her if she know who he is and all his contact information, Hopefully I will be able to help you.

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 3:59 PM

    Hi Joe ~ Unfortunately, Ms. Vandala hasn't logged in to VT since she posted this thread. I hope she found her father.

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Kabefelriy Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 4:03 PM

    Im sorry to hear that and i hope she finds him,,,by the way where in Illinois are you from, My wife is from there.

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 4:05 PM

    I'm in Wilmington - about 75 miles south of Chicago. Where is your wife from?

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Kabefelriy Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 4:07 PM

    She is from a little town called Warsaw near the missippi river,

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 4:10 PM

    I know Warsaw - I went to school in Carthage, Illinois :)

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Kabefelriy Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 4:14 PM

    Thats where her mom went to school too

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 6:29 PM

    Small world, huh? :) I went to Robert Morris College when it was in Carthage. One of the girls in my dorm was dating a guy from Warsaw - Blaine something or other.

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Seabiscuit Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 6:31 PM

    Wendy-
    A discussion from way back when it was warm (temperature-wise). It's frigid up here. We're not happy, but we do have heat.
    ;O)
    Jeff-

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 6:35 PM

    Yes, I was quite surprised to see this resurrected. Just goes to show you how any thread can take a strange turn.....

    Ah, September :)

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Seabiscuit Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 6:41 PM

    Wendy-
    I just want to make it to April, clear out the gutters, clean the garage, and have temps above absolute zero. (If it takes getting to May, that's fine by me).
    Jeff-

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 6:45 PM

    Surely Rochester can't be any worse/better than Denver?

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Seabiscuit Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 6:49 PM

    Wendy-
    Rochester - 70K People
    Denver - 3.5M People
    Yes, it's *quite* different.
    Jeff-

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 6:56 PM

    No, no...I mean weather-wise.

    I'm jealous - you have Mayo Clinic. Also, wasn't Rochester voted the #1 city to live in the U.S. last year (or maybe 2004).

    Besides, the smaller the city, the more charming. ;)

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Seabiscuit Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 7:06 PM

    Wendy-
    Yeah, I think it was the #1 community to live in, at some point. The Mayo is hell to get into. 2 - 4 hour waits, but, I s'pose it's the same everywhere. As far as weather goes, Denver is 'do-able' during the winter. Rochester is brutal.
    Jeff-

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 7:11 PM

    Mayo is hell to get into when you're in Illinois - 2 to 6 months ;)

    Jeff, honestly, I think you're kind of being a .... well.... baby about the whole thing. Do you have 4WD or did you leave that in Denver?

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Seabiscuit Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 7:24 PM

    Wendy-
    "A baby"? No, not at all. I'm still here. 4-WD doesn't make sense here. One would only use it to go into the fields and muck. I never go there. The MB is fine. To work, to the Cities, that's fine.
    Jeff-

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Feb 4, 2006 at 7:39 PM

    If the MB is doing fine, you must be in the city.

    I was under the impression that you were to the point of prefering Rochester over Denver. Am I wrong?

    (perhaps we should take this to email?)

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    RE: RE: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Seabiscuit Online Now Feb 5, 2006 at 9:40 AM

    Wendy-
    Shall we? (Nodding head mode: ON!)
    Jeff-

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  • Re: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by BRAVOSTARFIGHTER Online Now Mar 25, 2007 at 9:42 AM

    Hello , i was looking at another site about yap, and prices and so on, and read your story. Did you find your father? I have your e-mail address, and i will write you there too. I call yap , and i know a few people there, but then i can explain you more later. I think you have alot of hope finding your father, but no not everyone is related. Some what, but is your father Yapese? Is your father, from what island>
    Kathi.

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  • Re: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by tattdaz Online Now Mar 12, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    hey every body i just found this site and did a little searching my self i found this out, i just hope it wasn't her dad or she found him before he died.

    ROBERT J. FALAGOY

    Last respects for Robert J. Falagoy may be paid from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 8 at San Agustin’s Funeral Home, behind McDonald’s, Harmon, after which the remains will be flown to Yap for the funeral service.
    Falagoy died March 2 at age 48.

    Originally published March 6, 2008

    guampdn.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...

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    Re: Looking for my father, Robert Falagoy

    by Wendy67 Online Now Mar 12, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Nice of you to do the followup on this.

    I wonder if that was, indeed, her father. We found some good leads above, so hopefully they were able to contact each other. I emailed her the information, but never heard back from her.

    This has got to be the strangest thread I've ever participated in. Four years and still going.

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