- The ‘Great Eastern Wizard’ of the Park House hotel
- Manheim woodworker crafts bodies for Martin Guitar
- Siblings homeless after being separated 40 years
- Going, going, gone! Local beer events selling out quickly
- ‘American Idiot’ at EPAC
- Finally: the Ephrata Brewfest!
- The fallout of 11 MC bomb threats
- Memorial Day Parade
- Second Friday the 13th
- Farmers market opens May 21
John J. King 68, U.S. Navy vet, enjoyed deep sea fishing and woodworking
John J. King, 68, of Lititz, died Friday, March 14, 2014 in his residence.
Born in Bryn Mawr, he was the husband of Theresa M. (Klinkiewicz) King of Lititz, and the son of the late John J. and Mary (Dempsey) King.
John was employed as a field engineer for 40 years with General Electric Medical Systems until his retirement. He was a member of the Elstonville Sportsmen’s Club and loved deep sea fishing on his boat. He also was a member of N.L.C.G.F. and the NRA. Woodworking and fly fishing were also two hobbies he enjoyed. Despite having cancer himself, John was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society. He was a devoted Big Brother with Big Brothers of America. John was a US Navy veteran and was a member of BrickervilleUnitedLutheranChurch.
In addition to his wife of 44 years; he is survived by three daughters: Ann Marie Price and her husband Duncan of Harrisburg, Dr. Kathaleen Johnson of Harrisburg, and Laura McLucas with Dave Fry of Lititz; four grandchildren: Morgan and Mickenzie McLucas and Jordan and Alayna Price; a brother: Thomas King of Fla.; and a brother-in-law: Richard Stevenson of Ephrata.
He was preceded in death by a sister, MaryEllen Stevenson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 20 at Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz with Rev. Scott K. Davis officiating. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 19 at the funeral home, and again one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to Children’s Miracle Network, PO Box 463, Hershey, PA17033 or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA17110.
To leave an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.