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The Times
  • Ronald E. King

  • Ronald E. King, 68, of Paradise Road, Little Falls, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 4, 2013, at Little Falls Hospital, after being stricken at home.

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  • Ronald E. King, 68, of Paradise Road, Little Falls, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 4, 2013, at Little Falls Hospital, after being stricken at home.
    He was born on June 21, 1944, in Herkimer, the son of the late Elmer and Mary (Burns) King. He was a graduate of Herkimer High School Class of 1962. He was united in marriage to his wife of 40 years, the former Jill E. Shay, on April 7, 1973, at the First Baptist Church, Little Falls, by the Rev. Frederick Thorne.
    Mr. King was a veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving with the US Coast Guard as a Helicopter Search & Rescue crewman, stationed at the Far Rockaway, NY, Coast Guard Station. He was a member of the American Legion Post #31, Little Falls.
    Mr. King was the owner and operator of King’s Performance, Little Falls, for many years, performing auto repairs and used car sales. He was also a Licensed Fishing Boat Captain, operating Angler Charters, providing charter fishing tours on Lake Ontario, Oswego, NY, as well as fishing tours on the Hudson River from Kingston, NY.
    He is survived by his wife, Jill; his daughter, Kelly DeCarr, Clifton Park, NY; his son, Ronny King and his wife, Cassi, Charlotte, NC; sister, Barbara Hurteau, Mohawk; four grandchildren, Carter DeCarr, Shelby Rose DeCarr, Grady DeCarr and Colton King; several nieces and nephews; and his two very special close friends, Dan Tolman, Little Falls, and Matt Steenberg, Mohawk. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Robert DeCarr, on November 20, 2012.
    Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann Street, Little Falls, on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the graveside at Rural Park Cemetery, Inghams Mills, in the spring, at a time and date to be announced.
    It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mr. King be considered to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13320.  Envelopes are also available at the funeral home for this purpose.
    Online remembrances at www.chapmanmoser.com.

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