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Howard L. King, bank executive, pilot, Marine vet

Aug. 3, 1927 – Dec. 14, 2015

Howard L. King, a retired bank executive, died Monday in his East Concord home. He was 88.

Born in Buffalo, he was a cousin of former Sen. Charles Goodell. After graduating from Lockport High School, he served in the Marine Corps and was stationed in China.

Returning from service, Mr. King began his banking career with Erie County Savings Bank as a teller and joined Western Savings Bank as a teller in 1958. As a branch manager, he opened the bank’s new Boulevard Mall branch. He retired from the bank as a vice president in 1983.

He lived for several years in Florida and Delaware before returning to build a home in East Concord.

He earned his pilot’s license at the age of 16 and flew a Piper Cub.

Survivors include a daughter, Marcy Grajek; four stepdaughters, Katee Yorke, Maria Indermuehle, Marcia Olander and Missy Olander; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be arranged.

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