George A. King Jr., 91, WWII radioman, Shopping News circulation manager, woodworker

By on October 17, 2018

George A. King Jr., 91, of Akron, formerly of Denver, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Maple Farm.

He was born in Lancaster to the late George A. and Dorothy (Roop) King, and was the husband of the late Mary (Cain) King, who died in 2016.

He was a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Ephrata Lodge #1933 and Reinholds VFW Post 6769.

George served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a radioman aboard a PCE 868 in the Pacific Ocean.

He retired as a circulation manager for the Shopping News. He was an avid woodworker, making many scroll saw pictures, furniture, and lathe turnings.

George is survived by two daughters: Georgia, wife of Gary Sheckard of Lancaster; and Carol Hirneisen of West Lawn; a granddaughter: Angela; and a great-granddaughter: Mackenzie.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Fairview Cemetery Annex, Denver, where military honors will be accorded by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions in George’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9738.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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