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James R. King
Former Superintendant of Electrical Maintenance At U.S. Steel
Age 90
Born: June 21, 1928   Died: February 17, 2019

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James R. King, age 90, of Lorain, passed away on the evening of Sunday February 17, 2019 at Kingston of Vermilion. Jim was born in Lorain on June 21, 1928 and remained a life-long resident of the city; he was a 1946 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy.

He was a United States Navy veteran who fulfilled duty assignments as a Radio Operator’s Apprentice aboard the USS New Jersey during the Korean Conflict and was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal with one star. Following his separation from active duty, Jim joined the Naval Reserve and served for more than two decades ultimately retiring in 1967 with the rank of Chief.

He was employed as Superintendant of Electrical Maintenance in the Bar Mill at U.S. Steel Corporation’s Lorain-Cuyahoga Works; Jim retired in 1983 following a career that spanned more the thirty-sevenyears with the steel producer. He subsequently joined P.C. Campana International and continued working for an additional eight years. Jim formerly taught electronics at the Lorain County Community College during the 1970’s as well.

He was a long-time parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church where he served as an usher for more than forty years; in addition, he served as a member and former President of Catholic Social Services, a member and former officer in the Lorain Senior Fellowship, and was proud to have donated ten gallons of blood to the American Red Cross and Lifeshare.

Jim served for more than two decades on the Lorain Lighthouse Renovation Committee and served as flag bearer during the inauguration of Lorain Community Hospital.

He held an amateur radio license for over a half century and was known by the call sign WA8MZB. Jim also served with the Navy Military Amateur Radio Service (MARS) fir thirty years.

Survivors include his three adopted sons Jeff King (Susan) of Lorain, Chris King (Latoya) of Chandler, Arizona, and Tim King (Pamela) of Amherst. He was also the proud grandfather of seven.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years Patricia (nee Plato) in 2009, and his parents Russell and Lucille King.




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