William L. King Jr,
William Leonard "Bill"
King, Jr., 76, a longtime resident of Sherman, CT,
entered into rest on January 6, 2014 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury,
Mr. King was a conductor for Metro-North Rail Road for 37 years
2003. Born on April 21, 1937 in Brewster, NY, he was the son
of the late
William L. King, Sr. and Gertrude (Coffey) King. Mr. King graduated
High School class of 1955 and proudly served in the U.S. Army's
Airborne Division from 1956 - 1959.
In Dover Plains, NY
he married Lily Mancia who survives at home in Sherman, CT. Mr.
King loved birds and horses, was a lifetime member of the American
Quarter Horse Association, former proprietor of Diamond K Boot
and Saddle Shop and founding member of Western Horse Owners Association(W.H.O.A).
After retiring from the railroad he started Dutchess Real Estate
Asset Management Group (D.R.E.A.M.), still running and prospering
today. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter,
Robin Marie King of Woodbury, CT; three sons, Brad M. King and
his wife, Kelly, of Dover Plains, NY, William L. King, III and
his wife, Maria, of Stratford, CT and Maxwell King of New York,
NY; a brother, John King of New York ,NY and four grandchildren,
Lindsay G. Zavesky, Justin and Jeremy Garavel and Leah M. King.
Calling hours will
be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Hufcut
Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 11,
2014 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 83 Mill St. Dover Plains,
NY. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family
in the Veteran's Section of Valley View Cemetery in Dover Plains,
may be made to the American Quarter Horse Association, 1600 Quarter
Horse Drive, Amarillo, TX 79104