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May 27, 1942 - May 24, 2019
James E. King, age 76, a lifelong South Scranton resident, died Friday at Mountain View Care Center in Scranton, after a brief illness.
Born on May 27, 1942, and son of the late William, Sr. and Mary McNamee, James was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School. He served as the elevator operator for Goodwill Industries and at Profera’s Pizza prior to his retirement. A member of the Association of the Blind, he was also a member of its bowling league for many years.
A faithful Roman Catholic, he belonged to Nativity of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, for his entire life. He enjoyed family gatherings and going out for lunch, where his hamburger order was for certain. He loved watching Walker Texas Ranger, MASH, and the Lawrence Welk reruns. Passing away peacefully, he will be forever missed.
He is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great-great nieces and great-great nephews, especially his beloved caregivers, Ann Krupski, with whom he resided, Patricia Walsh and husband Joseph Walsh, Jr. and Mary Dymond, all of Scranton; his sister-in-law, Shirley King of Martville, New York; and cousins and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his five siblings, John (Jack) King and his wife Sally, Mary (King) Krupski and her husband Charles, Joseph King, William King, Jr. and his wife Edie and Robert King and his wife Mary Lou; and a nephew, Robert Dymond, Jr.
His family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Mountain View Care Center, especially his nurses and aides, including nurses Benvinda, David, Janet and the Bella Bay staff, for the compassionate and dignified care provided to their beloved Uncle Jim during his brief stay there.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Wednesday at 9:00AM from the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, followed by a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard Street in Scranton. Entombment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday between 5-7:00PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lackawanna Blind Association, 228 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA., 18503.