ForeverMissed
Age 74 of Hamilton, Ohio, passed away peacefully after a hard-fought battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties. He was 21 days shy of 75.

Ed was born on October 15, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio.He was a graduate of Middletown High School, class of ’64 and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Germany where he “had more fun than legally allowed.” Preceding him in death were his parents, Edward and Alice (Aunspaw) Faulkner, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sue (Cole) Faulkner of Hamilton; children, Tamara (Ron) Groh of Middletown, Michelle (Matt) Gilbert of Fishers, Indiana, and John Andrew (Danielle) Medley of Middletown.

Ed, also known as “Opa,” leaves behind thirteen beautiful grandchildren: Jesse (Jill), Jordan, Julie, and Joni Groh, Evan, Alex, Abby, and Josh Gilbert, Courtney, Hailey, Olivia, Cody and Sophia Medley; brothers, Tom (Betty Jo) Faulkner, Ron Faulkner; uncle and aunt, Jack and Dawn (Aunspaw) Jones; sisters-in law, Faye and Dorothy Cole; brother-in-law, Dennis (Denise) Daughetee; former wife, Sonja Gillis; close family friend, Peggy Kennedy; and Mark Williams, who was more like a brother than a boss; as well as, many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and close friends.

Ed was previously a co-owner of Middletown Window Cleaning and Janitorial Services and Blinds Express of Hamilton. He was an entrepreneur extraordinaire, “jack of all trades,” and an avid rockhound who enjoyed bluegrass music, the flea market, and fishing. He loved hanging out at Red’s and Village Perks with his coffee buddies, solving the world’s problems while enjoying endless coffee and double scoops of chocolate ice cream. He had many talents and never knew a stranger. To his friends he had many special nicknames, such as: Fast Eddie, Blind Man, Driver’s Ed, Eddie Spaghetti, and Special Ed. His family and friends will miss him dearly.

Ed will be buried during a private ceremony at Dayton National Cemetery.Professional arrangements entrusted to WE Lusain Funeral Home. A celebration of life will follow at a later time.

Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory.
Posted by Lynne Bell on October 3, 2020
I will truly miss Ed. He was always so happy and upbeat and a joy to be around. I know Ed is with the Lord and we will see him again. God's love and strength go out to his family and friends. "In peace may you leave this shore. In love may you find the next."

Much love,

Lynne Bell and Noah Elsaesser

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Posted by Lynne Bell on October 3, 2020
I will truly miss Ed. He was always so happy and upbeat and a joy to be around. I know Ed is with the Lord and we will see him again. God's love and strength go out to his family and friends. "In peace may you leave this shore. In love may you find the next."

Much love,

Lynne Bell and Noah Elsaesser
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Shared by Karen Blisard on October 10, 2020
Ed was one of my dearest friends when we lived in Cincinnati. I'll never forget riding around in the back of his van, sitting in a lawn chair, hanging on for dear life, as we drove to the next rockhounding opportunity. We brought back literally tons of rock from estate sales in that van.  I still have a lot of it, much to Russ's dismay.  I'm sorry we were unable to get together more after we moved, but the memories live on.  Love you Sue.