BELFAST - John "Pat" Faulkingham, 92, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Waldo County General Hospital. He was born May 12, 1920, in Waldo, son of the late George and Agnes (O'Donnell) Faulkingham.
Pat served in the U.S. Army for five years. He and his sons were the founders of Faulkingham Incorporated, Belfast, where he continued to work with his family right up until he retired. Pat was the last surviving original player of Belfast Merchants and was an avid New England sports fan. He enjoyed many trips with "The Boys" playing cards throughout Maine. Pat also enjoyed gardening and in his younger years raced stock cars.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley (Clark) Faulkingham; son, John Faulkingham Jr. and wife, Pamela; daughter, Barbara Lawrence and husband, Ellsworth; daughter, Cynthia Nelson; daughter-in-law, Janine Faulkingham Laveway and husband, Peter; grandchildren, Tom Sawyer Jr., Keith Curtis, Tony Faulkingham and wife, Hidie, James Lawrence, Jessica LeBlanc and husband, Garrett, Lindsey Faulkingham, and Kasey Laveway; great-grandchildren, Kelci and Kayci Faulkingham, Matthew LeBlanc and Griffin, and Chaini Curtis; two nephews, one niece, as well as many friends and extended family. Pat was predeceased by his son, Michael K. Faulkingham; one brother and two sisters.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Committal will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Oncology Patient Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 279, Belfast, ME 04915. To offer condolences to the Faulkingham family, please visit www.ripostafh.com