A. Leslie Faulkner, 88, of Scituate, passed away peacefully Aug. 22, after a battle with brain cancer. Beloved husband for 66 years to wife, Dorothy. Devoted father to son, Scott and his wife, Sandra of Chester, Va. Mr. Faulkner was Chairman of the Business Ed. Dept. at Scituate High School for 31 years until his retirement in 1985. He also started a successful driving school, which he and his wife continued for over 35 years, teaching hundreds of students from Scituate, Cohasset, Hull and other towns. After retirement, he kept active building several houses on the Cape, and of course, pursuing his love of fishing and clamming. Les and Dorothy escaped the cold winters by spending time in West Palm Beach and summers in Prince Edward Island, Canada, where he was known for his beautiful vegetable and flower gardens. Mr. Faulkner was a graduate of Salem Teachers College, now called UMass at Salem, and earned two masters degrees from Bridgewater State College. He served in the Navy in WWII and was assigned to the Joseph P. Kennedy where he shared bunk space with Bobby Kennedy, who, he recalled, was a scrapper back then. Brother of Marjorie Meehan of Plymouth, Shirley Baker and husband David of Bridgewater, Carol Pakalnis and husband Richard of Plymouth and numerous nieces and nephews. Brother to the late Donald Faulkner. Visiting hours was Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd., Scituate. Funeral service was at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Scituate, Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. Burial Cudworth Cemetery Veteran Section, Scituate. Contributions in Mr. Faulkners memory can be made to Brigham and Womens Hospital, Oncology Dept., Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd fl., Boston, MA 02116. Richardson - Gaffey Funeral Home 781-545-0196
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Published in The Scituate Mariner from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1, 2014