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Earl E. King

September 14, 1926 — October 7, 2023

Elizabeth Township

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Earl E. King, 97 of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2023. He was born September 14, 1926 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Cecil Owen and Nellie Madilyn (Beisner) King. He was the husband of the late Mary Jane (Hankins) King who passed away May 12, 2012. They were married for 64 years. Earl was Supervisor at the former US Steel National Tube Works until his retirement in 1982. He was previously a farmer in his younger life. Earl served in the US Navy during WWII. He dropped out of Meadville High School, lied about his age and joined the US Navy. While serving, he ran the US Navy Post Office in New York City. Although he never saw combat, he was proud of his service because he knew he was making sailors happy getting letters from their loved ones. He was an avid gardener until the age of 93 and loved hunting and bowling. He is survived by his son, John P. King of Elizabeth Township, granddaughter, Cora Jean (Chris) Panian of Renfrew, great-grandchildren, Lucy Marie Panian and Joseph Francis Panian, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sons, Mark King and Terry Earl King, granddaughter, Sara King, brother, Cecil Owen King, sister, Pauleen King and daughter-in-law, Marcy (Burd) King. Friends are welcome Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10 am to 12 pm noon at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 12 noon with The Rev. Hal Dangel,  officiating.  Interment with Military Honors will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 1 (800) 805-5856. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

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Visitation

Saturday, October 14, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 14, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135

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Burial

Saturday, October 14, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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