James D. Faulkner, 85, of Moran Road, Fleischmanns, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at the Leesburg Regional Center in Florida. He was born October 29, 1924 in New Kingston, son of the late Ray and Nora Ingles Faulkner.
He was a native and lifelong area resident who was a member of the Teamster’s and drove truck for Whitaker’s in Deposit for many years.
James was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army having earned the African Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #216 of Margaretville.
He enjoyed the outdoors, RV travel throughout the U.S.A. and boating. He was a member of AARP and also Loaner’s-on-Wheels. After his retirement from trucking in 1986, he spent many years grooming snow at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. He loved animals, especially his dog Sundae.
Surviving are his daughter, Vicki Bardin, of Wallkill and a son, Ricky, of Honey Brook, Pa.; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a sister. Anna Moore of Delhi; three brothers, Douglas of Pennsylvania, Ray Faulkner of Morris and Gordon Ingles of Poughkeepsie.
He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy, in 2006 and siblings, Wanita Hooks, Dorothy Wright, Roderick Faulkner and Betty Ingles.
A service to celebrate the life of Jim will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the E.B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia with Fr. Mathew of the St. Francis de Sales Parish.
Burial is in Halcott Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service.
To light a memorial candle, please visit www.gormleyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by E.B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia.