Norman A King


SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Norman A. King, 90, formerly of Riverview Drive and Stewart Avenue, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the Teresian House Nursing Home in Albany.

Born on Oct. 15, 1919, in Willsboro, he was the son of the late Henry and Celia (Rebideau) King.

Norman graduated from Willsboro High School as valedictorian of the class of 1937. He was a WWII Army veteran serving from 1941 to 1945 in campaigns that included the Eastern Mandates, Ryukyus and the Western Pacific. On Sept. 29, 1946, he married Mildred “Millie” (Torrey) King. She passed away July 26, 1992.

Norman retired in 1989 from United Merchants at Decora, Fort Edward, as a purchasing agent with 24 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glens Falls and a former member of the Fort Edward Lions Club.

He enjoyed golf and bowling leagues sponsored by Decora. Norman and his wife were avid Adirondack Red Wings fans and season ticket holders. Norm loved animals, baseball, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was especially happy when vacationing at camp at Indian Bay in Willsboro.

Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his eight brothers, Lewellyn, Victor, Richard, Arthur, William, Edward, Deloid and Leon King; as well as his sister, Aileen Murcray.

Survivors include his daughter, Debra DiBattista, and her husband, Bernard of Clifton Park; his grandchildren, Mark DiBattista and his wife, Beth of Albany, and Megan DiBattista Weinlein and her husband, Russell of Latham; his great-granddaughter, Gianna DiBattista of Albany; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Normans request there will be no calling hours.

Graveside services with military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Glens Falls Cemetery, Bay Road, Glens Falls, N.Y., with the Rev. Caspar Green, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Glens Falls, officiating.

Donations may be made in his memory to Moreau Emergency Squad, 1583 State Route 9, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Arrangements are under the care of the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main St., South Glens Falls, N.Y., 12803. Online condolences may be posted to our website at http://www.kilmerfuneral

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