JONESPORT – Orval L. Faulkingham Sr., 87, left us June 25, 2008, to be by the side of his beloved wife, Gleness (Duguay) Faulkingham, in eternal rest. Married Feb. 14, 1942, in Jonesport, he never wanted to be separated from Gleness. He was totally devoted to his wife and family, always putting them first. Orval was born March 25, 1921, in Jonesport, the son of the late Nathaniel and Charlotte Althea (Beal) Faulkingham, one of 14 children, and grandson of Tall Barney Beal. Orval was a World War II Coast Guard veteran, having served in the Philippines. After returning from duty, Orval worked as a lobster fisherman in Jonesport. He moved to Connecticut in 1962, working at M.S. Brooks & Sons before returning to Jonesport, in 1987 to work with his son, Larry, on his fishing boat, the Stacey Gleness. Orval was always a fan of the Boston Red Sox, many, many years before their “curse” was broken. He rarely missed a game. Orval also enjoyed keeping up on his politics and spent many hours watching Tim Russert and others. The Fourth of July was always a very special time for Orval and Gleness. They would always spend it in Jonesport, down under the hill, with many friends and loved ones. He is survived by his children, daughter, Bonita Patterson of Deep River, Conn.; and son, Larry Faulkingham of Jonesport; daughter-in-law, Trudy Faulkingham of Old Saybrook, Conn.; grandchildren, Alan, Mark, Cheryl, Tammy, Ryan and Stacey Jo; 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Beal of Jonesport; many nieces and nephews. Orval was predeceased by two sons, Orval Faulkingham Jr. and Darrell R. Faulkingham; five brothers, Ira Faulkingham, Luther Faulkingham, Morris Beal, Harvey Faulkingham and John Faulkingham; and seven sisters, Greta Lenfestey, Hattie Woodward, Charlotte Burke, Etelka Faulkingham, Salomie Faulkingham, Genevieve Lamson and Winona Purington. Visiting hours will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, June 30, at Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church, Jonesport, with a service immediately after beginning 1 p.m. officiated by Pastor George Woodward. Memorial contributions may be made to Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church, P.O. Box 249, Jonesport, ME 04649. Burial with military honors will be after at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Machias.