Wallace Pete King, 89, formerly of 2065 State Rt. 11-B, North Bangor, NY died Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Alice Hyde Medical Center.
Born July 16, 1923 in Malone, N.Y., he was the son of Wallace and Lydia Perry King.
In June of 1947 he married Pauline Pepper at Notre Dame Church. She predeceased him in January 1992. His second marriage was to Dorothy Lucy of North Bangor, N.Y. in 1993. She survives.
Pete lived all his life in Malone and attended local schools. In March of 1943 he entered the U.S. Army. After Basic Training he served as a radio operator and was in five campaigns in the European Theater. He relayed fire orders from forward point. He was in Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe and the Rhineland-Ardennes. He received the Good Conduct Medal and EAME To Medal with Silver Service Star. He was Battery B 108th Field Artillery Battalion. Pete was honorably discharged in October of 1945. He was employed on the Seaway Project, then Bakers Service in Malone before going into business for himself as Pete King Plumbing and Heating. He retired in 2006 at the age of 83.
Besides is wife Dorothy, he is survived by a daughter, Sheila Hargrave of Massena, and a son, Floyd P. King of Malone; three step-children, Tina and (Glen) Dufrane of North Bangor, Jeff King of North Bangor, and Dawn (Robert) Lacombe of Brushton; a sister Patricia Poirier of Burke; four brothers and their spouses, Gerald and Peggy King of Ohio, Richard and Rose King of Westville, Kenneth and Lila King of Burke and Carlton and Phyllis King of Vermontville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and first wife, he was predeceased by two sisters, Evelyn Boileau and Louella King; and four brothers, Leonard, Roy, Howard and Robert King.
Calling hours will be Friday, September 29, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the St. Mary-Murphy Funeral Home chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 30, 2012 in St. Augustines Church, North Bangor with Rev. Chris Looby officiating.
Burial will take place in St. Augustines Cemetery with full military honors.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to St. Mary-Murphy Funeral Home, Inc.