Sunday, December 23, 2001

A Message from President Toll: Professor of Physical Education Penny Fall Killed in Automobile Accident

Chestertown, MD, December 23, 2001 — With great sadness, I write to tell you that Penny Fall, professor of physical education, senior women's administrator for athletics, and former volleyball coach at Washington College, passed away yesterday afternoon in a car accident on Route 291. Few details are available at this time, but it appears that Penny was killed instantly in a head-on collision. The driver of the other vehicle was flown to shock trauma. His condition is not known.
Penny has been a beloved member of the Washington College family for more than thirty years. She has provided guidance and encouragement to generations of students, especially to women athletes during a time when their accomplishments were often overlooked. She was a fiercely loyal supporter of Washington College who viewed our community as her family. Penny is survived by a sister, a niece, and a nephew. She truly will be missed.
Professor Siemen has been in especially close contact with Penny's family. He reports that those who desire to send a card or a note to Penny's family should address it to her sister:
Ms. Holly Malarney
50 Boatswains Way, Unit 205
Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150
Ms. Malarney said that she would save any cards and notes to share with Penny's neice and nephew when they can all assemble.
We will hold Penny's memory in our hearts and take inspiration from the faith, determination, and spirit of community that she exemplified for us all.
John Toll

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