Bernard G. King, 90, of Tunkhannock and formerly of Honesdale and Tidioute, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at home.
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He was born Aug. 20, 1922 in Tidioute, son of the late George B. and Grace McCloskey King.
He was a 1940 graduate of Tidioute High School, and he received a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Penn State in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years Hazel Grimm King; children: Edward King of Tunkhannock, and Susan (Michael) Pisa of Cortland, N.Y.; grandchildren: Jennifer (Johnathon) Holder of Upper Black Eddy, Rachel Pisa of Newmarket, N.H., and Brenda King, a student of Shippensburg University; great grandchildren: Sarah and Alexis Holder; brother Joseph (Frances) King of West Melbourne, Fla.; sister Nancy (William) Zeckendorf of Santa Fe, N.M.; and aunt Margaret Alberth of Tidioute.
He was preceded in death by a infant son George, sister Harriet Varner, and brother James.
Bernard and his brother Jim purchased the King Lumber Company from their father in 1959. Bernard worked there until his retirement in 1972.
Bernard was an avid walker with a true appreciation of outdoor activities. He was often seen bicycling with or pushing his granddaughters in the wheelbarrow. He was a kind, gentle man known for his integrity and unconditional love. He was a member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Rev Peter F. Geschwindner of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church officiating, and Pastor Gary Myers of the Biblical Baptist Church officiating.
Friends may pay their respects from 1 p.m. until the time of the Service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 447, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. www.aplitwinfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Dec. 5 to Dec. 11, 2012
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