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Obituaries -- 07/02/2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - Updated: 10:53 AM

Marion Parker

February 6, 2014

INDIAN LAKE -- Marion Parker passed away Feb. 6, 2014 in Tucson, Ariz. after a 50-year battle with multiple sclerosis.

She was born July 18, 1927, the second of six children born to George and Edna (Beveridge) Harrington.  Marion was a long time resident of Indian Lake, N.Y.

She was a graduate of Indian Lake Central School, Class of 1945, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the United Methodist Church of Indian Lake. Marion moved to Tucson in 2003 to live with her sister Lois, but the two of them spent most summers in Indian Lake.

In 1945 Marion married Bob Parker, a native of Indian Lake. They had two sons, Roger and George, and for many years the family owned and lived in the old Parker Homestead on Big Brook Road. Her husband and both sons preceded her in death. Her parents and three siblings, Doris, Clark and Floyd, also preceded her in passing.

Marion is survived by three grandchildren, Amy Hitchcock and William and David Parker; four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Bryon and Bobbie Dunbar and Caden Parker; two sisters, Lois Acton of Tucson, Ariz. and Helen Wykle of Saratoga, Wy.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held August 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the United Methodist Church of Indian Lake. Graveside service will be at Cedar River Cemetery. A reception, hosted by Donna Husson and friends, will follow. The place of the reception will be announced at the church service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Service.

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Irwin Albert King Jr.

June 24, 2014

In Loving Memory

LONG LAKE -- Irwin Albert King Jr. passed away peacefully June 24, 2014 at the age of 85.

He was born March 25, 1929, a son of Irwin Albert King and Anna M. King, and predeceased by younger brother Randall “Mickey” King.

Affectionately known as “Sonny” to his closest relatives and friends, Irwin grew up in Johnstown and was a graduate of Johnstown High School in 1947. After graduating he served in the U.S. Army. He was honorably  discharged Sept. 12, 1956.

In his younger years Irwin worked in the family coal business, King Coal in Johnstown, and later served on the Johnstown Fire Department.

On April 17, 1955 Irwin married the love of his life, Eleanor Ruggerio (deceased, July 14, 2001). The two shared 47 years of marriage. In 1966 Irwin became a NYS Environmental Conservation Officer and moved his family to Long Lake. It is in Long Lake and the vicinity that Irwin served as an ENCON officer. He retired after 25 years of service. He was a true naturalist who enjoyed sharing his knowledge and joy of animals.

Irwin is survived by children Lise Biittig and Kyle King; three grandchildren, Jeromy Morrissey, Theodore King and Matthew King; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan Morrissey and Delilah Morrissey.

Known for his dry wit and love of animals, Irwin Albert King Jr. (Sonny) was loved and will be remembered fondly.

A memorial service will be held in Long Lake Monday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irwin’s memory to the Long Lake Rescue Squad: PO Box 415, Long Lake NY 12847.

     

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