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James E. King

James E. King

1934 - 2016

James (Jim) E. King, 81, of Sackets Harbor, NY passed away on October 21, 2016 at his home after a short illness.
 He was born in Glens Falls, NY on November 26, 1934, son of the late George and Helen King.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sarah (Sally) King and four children, James (Jimmy) King, Jean (King) Ariante, Christopher King, Kathleen (King) McColgan; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by one sister, Ann O'Connell of Methuen, MA.
 Jim graduated from Whitehall High School (Whitehall, NY) in 1952 and served four years in the Navy.  He played minor league baseball for the Milwaukee Braves and then established his career as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent and Immigration Inspector.  He retired in 1988.
 Jim loved the Adirondacks and spent many hunting seasons with good friends in Newcomb and later on at his own camp in Lowville, NY.  His Adirondack friends included Bill Beach, Penny and Gary Smallman, and Steve Piano.  He enjoyed Civil War history, coin collecting, Jameson's Irish Whiskey, black licorice jelly beans, and telling funny jokes.
 There will be no calling hours or funeral services. Arrangements are with D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.
 Jim's family is especially grateful to Hospice of Jefferson County.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to this special organization (www.jeffersonhospice.org). Condolences may be made to dlcalarco.com

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Condolences left by other guests:

Such a beautiful family! My tears are truly genuine. Your family most definitely made a difference in my life growing up in Whitehall. I know that nothing can prepare a family for this transition especially a bride of 58 years. That pretty much says it all; a dedicated husband and father who Served his country and made a career out of protecting all of us. A very good man who lived a very honorable life. I am certain that his service will continue from above and I pray that you all find strength and the healing power of love during these difficult days.  Deus Tecum ......Love Martha

By Martha kingsley on 10 27, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.  We will miss seeing Jim in Number Four.  He was a nice man and always made us laugh.  God Bless

By Kevin & Michelle Virkler on 10 26, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

To Jim’s family. I remember fondly the crew from the Border Patrol(especially Jim,Wendell,and Ed). We saw them almost every day,and it was usually"interesting” when they descended on the Shell station. I wish I had known he was in Sackets Harbor since I now reside in the Syr. area. Please accept my heart felt condolences,and know that he will be remembered!

By Bernie Brown on 10 25, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

Jim, I’m so sorry to read that you have lost your father. Wanted you to know I was thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.  God Bless

Michelle Morse Handy and Family

By Michelle Handy on 10 25, 2016


Condolences left by other guests:

So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I remember Jim coming to the clubhouse and always being happy and sharing his stories. Hope all the memories help you through this time of grief.

By Dawn Grenier on 10 25, 2016


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