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William E. King

William E. King         “formerly of Youngstown, NY”

CONEVILLE, PA---William E. King, 91, of Coneville, formerly of Youngstown, NY, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness.
     Born November 30, 1921 in Youngstown, he was a son of George S. and Clara B. Ullrich King.  On December 4, 1959 in Punxsutawney, he married Grace Wulfert, who passed away on April 18, 2011.
     Bill was a graduate of Youngstown High School, Class of 1939.  He served with the U.S. Coast Guard from 1940 to 1945, attaining the rank of 2nd class motor machinist mate, seeing active duty during World War II.  He was employed for 33 years at the former Hooker Chemical Company in Niagara Falls, NY, retiring in 1977.
     He was a resident of Coneville since 1977, having previously lived in Youngstown.  He loved his converted hunting camp mountainside home.
    Bill attended the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 and a life member of the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association.  
     He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening, bird watching, and snowmobiling.  He also enjoyed berry picking, ice fishing, fishing off his boat, four wheeling the mountain trails, and playing the harmonica.      He loved the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chicago Cubs.  He was an excellent handyman.
     Bill valued self-sufficiency, honesty and kindness.  He had a quiet and excellent sense of humor.  He faithfully kept a daily journal.  He loved spending time with his family and family of friends who helped maintain his independence.  
     Surviving are two granddaughters, Catherine G. “Cathy” Sloniger of Geneva, NY and Susan S. “Susie” (Joseph) Reed of Penn Yan, NY; two great-grandsons, Edward “Eddie” Reed and Andrew “Andy” Reed; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. King was predeceased by a son, Edward C. “Eddie” Sloniger, Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Sloniger; a grandson, Gary Sloniger; a brother, Arthur G. King; a sister, Helen Connell; and a nephew, Jimmy Fuller.
     Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Oakland Rural Cemetery, Youngstown at 2:45 p.m. on Friday.
     Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Friday at the funeral home.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 296, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.


Dear Sue and Cathy,

We have wonderful memories of the times our family spent in PA with Poppy and Uncle Bill.  Our boys recall all the fun they had with Uncle Bill and his four wheeler and the times they spent in conversation with him.  We share in your sadness and pray that the God of all comfort will console you and your families.


Joan, Bill, Christopher and David

Bill and Joan King Nov 10 2013 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May God's grace and peace surround you all. May memories bring you all an extra measure of comfort in time as you celebrate your grandfather's life and legacy. God Bless You All.

Mrs.Carolyn A. Frye ( Grace's cousin ) Nov 8 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Susie and Cathy: I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My mind just goes way back and relives all the things we did and conversations we had. I remember duck hunting with Bill, Eddie, Art, and Jerry on the Niagara River on a very cold day.
I was the novice and they all told me to keep my head down as ducks flew by. Eddie says- "I'll let you know when to jump up and shoot". Well, one scrawny duck flew by way out of range and Eddies says SHOOT IT! I pop up and shoot as probably one lone BB hits the duck. I got it by luck only. Eddie, Art, and Jerry look stunned and in disbelief but Bill just laffs and has the biggest grin on his face. I'll never forget it.
Thank you Bill for your Coast Guard Service. You are why I joined the Coast Guard.
Bill will be missed as a neighbor, friend, mentor, and a top quality man.
Neil Diez- Charleston, SC

Neil Diez Nov 7 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Susie and Cathy:  So sorry to hear of Uncle Bill's passing.  We are sorry that we will not be able to attend the funeral as Pam has an appointment and Roger and I watch our 14 month old great niece on Thur and Fridays.
You guys have been through so much in the past few years but I see with God's care he has been able to see you guys through it all.  Give Joe and the boys are love and kisses and may God be with you during this time.  Take care.
With Love and Prayers.

Roger, Judy, Pam Farmery & Josh & Shelby Patterson Nov 6 2013 12:00 AM

Cathy and Sue, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Uncle Bill was a much loved man and will be greatly missed by many.  Love and prayers to you all!

Rick and Rita Lippert Nov 6 2013 12:00 AM

I've been privileged to be Bill's mail carrier for many years and have so many fond memories.....my day was always a bit brighter if I got to chat with him.........he and Grace were wonderful, kind, and caring folks, and I
was lucky to have known them.  Please know how sorry I am to hear of Bill's passing, and also know how much I'll miss him........
Sincerely, Judy Brown

Judy Brown Nov 6 2013 12:00 AM