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Joseph M. Faulkner

October 5, 1921 January 5, 2019
Joseph M. Faulkner
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Obituary for Joseph M. Faulkner

Joseph Merriman Faulkner of Glenside passed away in his sleep January 5, 2019 after complications from a hip fracture. He was 97 years old. He was the son of Joseph Watson and Sarah (Merriman) Faulkner. He married Elsie Jean (Chapin) Faulkner in 1946 and settled in Glenside in 1952. Elsie Jean passed away in 2012. Joseph graduated from Northeast High School in 1939 and served in the Army from 1942 to 1946. He served stateside as an arms trainer in Mississippi, repairing electrical weapon sighting equipment in Aberdeen, MD. and was in the OCS (Officer Candidate School) program in Washington DC. Before the war, Joe played baseball in club leagues and after the war was active in softball and was an avid bowler in church leagues. After the military, Joseph worked at Leeds and Northrop in Wayne Junction and later in North Wales for 25+ years. Using the GI Bill, he attended night school at Drexel and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. After earning his degree, he designed electrical control panels for steel mills and power plants and traveled domestically and internationally to train operators and assist in installations. He later worked at Fisher and Porter in Warminster and consulted with other engineering firms. Joseph is survived by his children: Lyn Faulkner of Glenside, Carol Pfancook (Norman) of Morrisville, Randy (Ellen) of Perkasie, and Claudia Flannery (Phillip) of Galloway, NJ.; 10 grandchildren: Jeremy, Jared, Jonathan, Sean, Ryan, Carly, Lauren, Laura, Judd, and Samuel; and six great grandchildren: Ella, Chloe, Emmitt, Kaiden, Jemina, and Margaret. Joseph was preceded in death by his brother Jack and sisters Jean Kennedy and Violet Zisette. Glenside residents may remember Joe working at the polls at St. Paul's Lutheran Church for more than 20 years and his morning walks around town. Joe was a regular at the Abington library, voraciously reading history books and murder mysteries. He enjoyed doing his crossword puzzles up to the end. Joseph and Elsie Jean were married for 66 years and were a team. At church, where Elsie was the organist and choir director, Joe kept the kids in line and assisted behind the scenes. They enjoyed many travels overseas and in the US. "Elsie and Joe" was a one syllable word for her children. Joe had a long and wonderful life. His family is so thankful that he was sharp up to the very end and he enjoyed the company of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all his family and friends.


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Visitation

Friday

11

Jan

9:30 AM 1/11/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/11/2019 10:30:00 AM
Jarrettown United Methodist Church

1460 Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA 19025

Jarrettown United Methodist Church
1460 Limekiln Pike Dresher 19025 PA
United States

Service

Friday

11

Jan

10:30 AM 1/11/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/11/2019 11:30:00 AM
Jarrettown United Methodist Church

1460 Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA 19025

Jarrettown United Methodist Church
1460 Limekiln Pike Dresher 19025 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Jarrettown United Methodist Church Music Fund

1460 Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA 19025

Abington Library

1030 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
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