James E. King, a draftsman and teacher in Buffalo high schools, died Tuesday (Oct. 14, 1997) in Sisters Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 75.
King, of Cheektowaga, taught drafting at the Seneca Vocational High School, where he was active in the Chess Club and in yearbook production, and at McKinley High School. He was a former secretary and treasurer of the Buffalo Teachers Federation.
King also worked as a draftsman for Sterling Engine Co. and Niagara Machine & Tool.
Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Seneca Vocational High School and attended the University of Buffalo. During World War II he was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, with the U.S. Navy.
King was active with the Boy Scouts of America for 39 years and was a member of Highland Lodge, F&AM.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Gertrude H. Mueller; a daughter, Susan Szykowny of Clarence; three sons, James K. of Delevan, Russell of Phoenix and Dennis of Amherst; and nine grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Luke Lutheran Church, 900 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga.