YARMOUTH — Francis Campbell “Fran” Faulkner, Jr., 75, died at home Aug. 22.
On Aug. 30, 1935, he was born in New London, Conn., a son of Francis and Mary Faulkner.
After he graduated from Mitchell College in Connecticut in 1956, he worked as an engineering draftsman and later moved to California with his wife Cathy and children while he worked as a drafting supervisor of engineering at Westinghouse Electric. Over 40 years ago they moved to Maine and he worked at General Electric as a drafting supervisor and heat-exchange specialist.
Throughout his career, he earned numerous awards and recognitions for achievements, but he was most proud of his U.S. Patent in 1966 for a water evaporator plate for use in water distillation.
He loved ?shing and camping in the Allagash with his good friends at General Electric. Each year the ?sh stories increased in size, as did his love for being in the outdoors and in his canoe, “Snoopy.”
During his retirement, he could be found in his workshop caning chairs, repairing furniture or teaching caning at the Shaker Village in New Gloucester.
He lived his life by a Shaker motto: “Hands to work, hearts to God.”
He is survived by his wife Cathy of 54 years; daughter Bonnie and son-in-law Michael, son Will, and daughter Caroline; and grandchildren Amy, Nicole, Courtney, Benjamin, Peyton, Crystal and Anthony.
He was loved by all and will be missed and remembered daily.
At the family’s request, memorial donations may be made to The Shaker Society for a scholarship fund for Shaker workshops in woodworking or caning. Donations can be mailed to The Shaker Society, 707 Shaker Rd., New Gloucester, ME 04062.