Obituary for KING

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday March 05, 2014

KING, GARY ANDREW 1956 - 2014 Gary Andrew King, age 57, a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in a work-related accident. He was born and grew up in the East Mountain area. He lettered in track and wrestling, and graduated from Manzano High school in 1974. He was in the construction field from 1974 to the present as a Superintendant and General Supervisor. He held many certifications including Automotive Mechanic, Hazardous Materials Safety, Department of Homeland Security Federal Disaster Worker, and Safe Excavator. He was an active member of the community, and was a regular donor to United Blood Services. His hobbies included restoring his Model A Ford, participating in the Poco Quatros Model A club, and hot air ballooning. He was on the NRA Millennium Honor Roll, was a lifetime member in the NRA, a member of the New Mexico Gun Collectors Association, and of the Bass Fishing Club. He was an avid Lobos and Isotopes fan. He was a much-loved uncle, brother, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Susanna King; and sister-in-law, Dinah. Gary is survived by his brothers, Steve King and wife, Susan, Jeff King and wife, Sara; sister, Betsy Brubaker and husband, Steve; niece, Rose King; and nephew, William Brubaker. Please join the family for a Celebration of Gary's life on Friday, March 7th from 6-9p.m. at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 10300 Hotel Ave NE, Albuquerque (Kiva Room) 505 296 4852. Wear bright colors and bring your stories about Gary, who departed this life too soon. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Sign Gary's online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main Street, Belen, NM.