(Photo:   The Lion's Roar Yearbook, 1970 edition)

Robert E. Faulkender
Economics and Sociology

(Reference:  Published in Altoona Mirror, 8 April 1983, p. 4)
Ex-city man, educator, dies
Robert E. Faulkender, 66, of Box 114, Vernon Hall, Vernon RD 1, VT, formerly of Altoona, died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 1983, in the Brattleboro, VT., Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Faulkender retired as adjunct professor of economics from Mark Hopkins College, Brattleboro, in 1979 after two years' service. Previously, he has served as an instructor of economics at the University of Johnston from 1946 to 1952, as headmaster of Marvell Unveristy, Rye, NY, from 1957 to 1962, and as associate professor of economics at Windham College, Putney, VT, from 1962 to 1977.

He was born January 2, 1917, in Altoona, the son of Alton Fern and Edna Rebecca (Rickenbaugh) Faulkender.

Surviving are his mother of Altoona and several cousins.

Mr. Faulkender was a member of the Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 1318th Service Unit, Camp Pickett, VA.

Mr. Faulkendar was a member of the American Association of University Professors, American Economic Association, American Arbitration Association and Scottish Economic Society, and served three years on the board of directors of the Windham World Affairs Council.

He was also a member of the Lions Club of Brattleboro, and a Mason with the Williamsport Consistory and Valley of New Castle. He was a member of Hiram Lodge, F&AM, of Altoona: Phi Kappa Tau, Alpha Delta Sigma, and the Order of DeMolay, where he was a past master counselor of the AlAksa Chapter, and Legion of Honor.

Mr. Faulkender was a 1934 graduate of Altoona High School and a 1935 graduate of Altoona School of Commerce. He received his doctor of philosophy in economics from the University of Pittsurgh in 1954, and did post-graduate work at the University of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

He owned and operated Summer Theaters Equity from 1947 to 1952 and was involved in Hiway Theater and Centre Stage Play House, Edensburg, and Lakemont Summer Playhouse.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Daniel R. Myers Funeral Home.

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