Obituary of James Allan King
Avon: Wednesday June 14th, 2023. Son to Harry G. and Annabelle (née Anderson) King, Jim was born in Rochester, and grew up in Clarendon then Webster and Irondequoit where he met his future wife Susan (née Davies) in high school. They both matriculated at colleges in Northern NY where Jim also enjoyed many years at the family property in the Thousand Islands. There, Jim also developed his lifelong love for the outdoors, including hunting and fishing. He served a stint in the Navy, working with a submarine tender in Charleston, SC.
He and Sue were married in 1967, moved to Avon, NY and started a family in 1970, and remained in Avon for the next 53 years. During that time they had a son and a daughter. While he lived in Avon he spent many years as a volunteer ambulance driver, as a member of the East Avon Volunteer Fire Department, and served as Town Justice for a brief time.
Jim worked as a product engineer at Kodak for over 40 years, retiring from the Space Systems group. He worked on well-known projects like the Disc Camera and the Hubble and Chandra Space telescopes. He spent his retirement years tending to his flower beds, grooming his yard, and feeding the birds, both at home and his summer cottage.
Jim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Susan; son, Randall; daughter, Amy (Brian) Clarke; grandchildren, Maddison Blodgett, Alexander James “AJ” Blodgett, Anyela Clarke, Riley Clarke, Fiona Clarke, Ethan Clarke; brother, Richard (Jane) King; sisters-in-law, Jean Wood, Marilyn Clary and Nancy Davies; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; his canine best friend, Ben. He is predeceased by his sisters, Deborah Parsons and Nancy Mura.
Friends may call 6-8 PM Tuesday, June 20th at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave, Webster. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to pancreatic research at the Wilmot Cancer Center at URMC, or to your local hospice house.
The Willard H. Scott Funeral Home has been honored to serve the Webster community and the surrounding area for over 60 years. We remain dedicated to those we serve, providing compassion and guidance during one of life’s most difficult times.
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