2017-09-06 / Obituaries

George Faulkner

George Richard Faulkner, 87, of Port Charlotte, FL, peacefully passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Tidewell Hospice House of Port Charlotte, FL.

He was born August 23, 1930 in New Kingston to Lyman and Helen (Sutherland) Faulkner. He graduated high school from Margaretville and attended college in Colorado and New York State before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force on November 22, 1950.

He served his country for over eight years and returned to farming, his first love. In 1972, he graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in Agriculture Education. In 1992, he retired from Polk Center, Polk, PA after being hired as assistant farm manager and becoming a vocational rehabilitation counselor when the farm was discontinued in the late 1970s.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose since 1997 and a member of the Masonic Temple. He was a member of the Ft. Ogden UMC and served as a lay leader for the annual conference for several years. He was proud of his membership in those organizations.

He was married to Joyce Clarkson on February 2, 1952, who survives and had four children together; George Jr., Linda, Robert, and Heather. He had 7 grandchildren, one who preceded him in death and 7 great grandchildren with another child pending. He was proud of the fact that many of his children and grandchildren have and continue to serve his country by enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces. He had a relationship for almost 17 years with Roberta Choiniere, who survives, and her five children.

Memorial services will be held at the Ft. Ogden UMC on September 16 at 11 a.m. with inurnment at the Sarasota VA National Cemetery at a future date.

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