Tony Faulk Obituary, Death – “Tony” “Pudge” Faulk, 83, of Trees Mills, died on December 19, 2022. He was born in Trees Mills on April 26, 1939, to the late Orison and Ida (Bellora) Faulk. Tony started off as a journeyman tool and die maker before being promoted to manufacturing engineer. He and his wife, Karen, and daughter, Danene, began selling Corvette components in 1976. They co-owned Corvette World for 29 years. He enjoyed hunting, but his favorite pastime was driving. Tony repaired many old automobiles and competed in drag racing for over 64 years.
Danene, his daughter, interviewed dad for a six-page piece in Pontiac Magazine called Smoke Signals. His favorite racing anecdote began in 1958, when he attended the Flying Mile Run on a section of Interstate 80 that was being built near Akron, Ohio. Tony and his brother, Al, drove from Pennsylvania in a 1957 Pontiac Chieftan, finishing second with a top speed of 134.25 mph. The fact that the only car to beat him was a GM factory sponsored 1958 Chevy Impala that was trailered in by GM and ran 134.75 mph is what makes this race so memorable for him. His mechanical abilities were on par with the finest.
Tony was full of life and had a personality that could brighten any room. He had the finest sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. That, I believe, is what people who knew him will miss the most. Tony was predeceased by his 45-year wife, Karen (Uplinger) Faulk; brother, Clifford Faulk; nephew, Scott Faulk; and niece, Susan Faulk. Danene Bialek and her husband, John, of Scottdale; brother, Allen (Doris) Faulk; nephews, Cliff, Keith, Todd, friend, Lois Jones, and his little buddy, Bandit survive him. Arrangements will be kept private in accordance with the family’s wishes.