Duane Faulkner


Duane Nathan Faulkner, 58, of Payson, formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., died June 7, 2001. He was born Sept. 22, 1942, in Deposit, N.Y. to George Nathan and Ruberta Utter Faulkner.

He earned a bachelor of science degree from the state college at Oneonta in 1964 and a master of science degree from the state college in Albany. He was employed for 12 years by Jamestown Community College as a student personnel counselor and associate professor.

He was employed in Arizona as executive director, clinical director, mental health therapist and consultant at both Gila County Guidance Clinic and Rim Guidance Center. He retired in January 2001. While serving as executive director at Rim Guidance, he accomplished two major projects. He also did training and consulting for many educational and social service agencies in New York and Arizona.

He gave a lifetime to the service of his fellow man through his work in the mental health field. Mr. Faulkner's compassionate, generous nature was demonstrated through deeds ranging from taking in stray animals to helping a young homeless boy receive needed surgery. He was known for his jovial personality and positive outlook on life.

Survivors include his companion of 12 years, Vivian Mattaliano, of Payson; two daughters, Tabatha Faulkner of Jamestown, N.Y. and Amber Faulkner of Buffalo, N.Y.; grandson, Kylen Tait Faulkner of Jamestown, N.Y.; one brother, Bryan Faulkner of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters, DarLyn Pochan and GeorgAnn Philips of Rochester, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Bobby Faulkner.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Jamestown, N.Y.

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