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July 23, 1927 - May 8, 2018
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Edith Ann King passed away peacefully on May 8th at Sunrise Assisted Living in Wall Twp., N.J., surrounded by her family. Born in Taylor, Pennsylvania, in July of 1927, she was predeceased by her parents William F. Callahan and Edna Mae Callahan, along with a brother John, an infant brother William and brother Leo.
Edith was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years; William M. King Jr.
Edith is survived by her son William M. King III and his wife Pamela, grandchildren Katherine King and William M. King IV. Edith is also survived by her sisters Jean Boyd, Sarah Farrell, Ruth Skopyak, her brothers and sisters- in-law Joseph and Shirley Callahan and Walter and Patricia Callahan, brother-in-law James King and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was a communicant of Holy Innocents Parish in Neptune.
After graduating from Taylor High School she became a certified beautician from Miss Fenwick’s School of Beauty and began working for Mary McAndrew’s Beauty Shop in Scranton. Following her marriage, Edith worked for the T. B. League in New Brunswick, the parish office at Our Lady of the Valley in Wayne, and St. Peter’s General Hospital in New Brunswick. She retired from St. Peter’s where she had positions with the School of Nursing, the Laboratory and Employee Health Services over 20 years. After moving to the Jersey Shore she was employed by Shop-Rite in Neptune.
As Bill was transferred to different Union Carbide plants, Edith made sure that the family transition to a new home was smooth. Bill and Edith had homes Highland Park, Bound Brook, Wayne, Somerset as well as in and Ottawa, Illinois. In 1994, they moved to Neptune, NJ to be closer to their family.
Edith enjoyed spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s school, church and sporting events. Bill and Edith had a devotion to The Blessed Mother and shared the Rosary and Novena especially at St. Ann’s Monastery Basilica in West Scranton. Bill and Edith were at as many of their son’s golf tournaments as possible. Edith even served as a golf coach on a few occasions at St. Peters High school in 1973 where she was undefeated.
Edith was always known for her home-made bread and other baked goodies. Her famous Welch cookies were sent to her family members serving in our Armed Forces in World War II, Korea, Viet Nam and the Middle East. She lived her faith and will be remembered as a woman who put her family first and will be cherished as a blessing we shared as a caring daughter and sister, loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, aunt and friend.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Saturday at 9:00AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Ann Basilica, 1250 St. Ann St., West Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Siby John, C.P. Entombment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in her name. For directions or to send an online condolence please visit the funeral home’s website.