Bernard G. King, 90, of Tunkhannock and formerly of Honesdale and Tidioute, Pa., died Sunday December 2, 2012, at home.
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He was born August 20, 1922, in Tidioute, Pa., son of the late George B. and Grace McCloskey King. He was a 1940 graduate of Tidioute High School, and he received a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics degree from Penn State University 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, Tunkhannock; and Susan (Michael) Pisa of Cortland, N.Y.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Johnathon) Holder of Upper Black Eddy, Pa.; 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.; 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, December 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. Condolences: www.aplitwinfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 4, 2012