MANCHESTER - James R. King, 89, of Manchester, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Catholic Medical Center.
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He was born on Oct. 17, 1923, in Lowell, Mass., the son of the late John M. and Mary McCarthy King. At the time of his death, he resided in Manchester, having lived in Lowell, Tewksbury and Natick, Mass., and Sandwich and Goffstown.
He attended Lowell, Mass., schools and graduated from Keith Academy and Lowell Textile Institute. He also attended Cornell University and Northeastern University Graduate School of Engineering.
He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and the Korean War and is a member of the Fortier Detachment, Marine Corps League.
He was employed by Merrimack Manufacturing Co., Polaroid Corp., CBS Electronics, Honeywell Instrument Division, Avco RAD, Autonetics-Rockwell and Sprague Electric. He was also the founder and principal of Technical and Engineering Aids for Management, a service and consulting organization.
Since 1950, he was active in the American Society for Quality with the Boston, Merrimack Valley and Northern New England sections as well as the Statistics Division. He was named a fellow in 1963 and was also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Academy of Marketing Sciences, a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and listed in "Who's Who in Engineering." He was a member of the editorial boards of Quality Engineering and the American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite Tremblay, in 2008, to whom he was married for 61 years. He is survived by a daughter, Celine M. Coon and her husband, Bill, of Starksboro, Vt.; a son, James A. King and his wife, Michele, of Grantham; and a son, Michael P. King and his wife, Eleanor, of Goffstown; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
services: Visitation will be held Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 S. Mast St., Goffstown. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine's Church, 207 Hemlock St., Manchester. Private burial will be in Tewksbury Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to New Hampshire Catholic Charities, 215 Myrtle St., Manchester 03104-4354.
For more information or to sign an online guestbook, please go to ?www.frenchandrising.com.
French and Rising Funeral Home
17 South Mast Street
Goffstown, NH 03045
Published in Union Leader on Aug. 30, 2013