ERNEST W. FAULKNER BANGOR – Ernest W. Faulkner, 88, of Bangor, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, July 19, 2004. He was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Wellington, the son of Charles A. and Miriam (Oikle) Faulkenham. He attended schools in Etna and Carmel, and in 1929, moved to Augusta to reside with Stillman and Phoebe Sylvester. He graduated from Cony High School in 1933, attended Lowell Textile Institute and was a member of the 1938 class of Gates Business College in Augusta. From 1933 to 1943, he worked at Edwards Manufacturing Co. He entered the U.S. Army in 1943, where he served as a career counselor and personnel specialist until his retirement in June of 1964, as Master Sergeant. During his 21-year military tour of duty, he received numerous citations, commendations and awards. Following his retirement to Windsor, he worked at an Augusta radio station, VA Center in Togus, and as a bus driver for the Augusta and Chelsea school department. He enjoyed driving the Augusta Senior Citizens on their annual summer outings. Ernest and his wife moved to Bangor in 1989. He was a 65-year plus member of the Green Street United Methodist Church in Augusta, and an associate member of the First United Methodist Church in Bangor, a 50-year plus member of the Augusta Lodge No. 141 AF & AM and a lifetime member of the John McPherson Post No. 1 DAV Togus. From 1939-1943, he served as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 220 in Manchester. He is survived by a son, James of Concordville, Pa.; a sister, Ruby Springer of Brunswick; three brothers, Stanley Faulkner of Portland, Max Faulkner of Brewer, and Rupert Elliott of Rumford Point; many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends. Ernest was predeceased by his wife, Carmelita (Merrill) in 1990; son, Peter in 1973; and six sisters and two brothers. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, July 26, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive in Augusta. Gifts of remembrance may be directed to the Building Fund, First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences may be expressed at www.lawrybrothers.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, Gray Chapel, 207 Windsor Neck Road, Windsor.