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Harvey R. King

Harvey R. King


8/1/1941 - 5/11/2011

Harvey R. King, 69, passed away unexpectedly May 11, 2011 in Searsmont.  He was born in Buffalo, NY on August 1, 1941; graduated from Camden High School in 1959 and then enlisted in the United States Army receiving  training in aviation electronics.  After serving in the military, he attended the University of Maine and graduated in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in History.  After graduation, he accepted a position in the Social Studies department at Belfast Area High School where he taught for 31 years and served as department head for several years.  Harvey was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was an active member of the Waldo County Search and Rescue, holding several officer positions.   He was predeceased by his parents Grace and Charles King, his sister Betty Wellman, and his grandson, Michael King.  Harvey is survived by his children, Chad King and his wife Wendi of McKinney Texas, Tyler King and his wife Adria of Wiscasset; his five grandchildren, Grace, Ashton, Hannah, Mackenzie, and Jasmine; his significant other, Marilyn Caron of Lincolnville; his aunt, Frances Ludwick, his uncle, James Carleton Sr. and several loving cousins. Funeral services with military honors will be held 5 p.m. Monday, May 16th at Belfast Area High School.  Burial will be at Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.  Arrangements under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast.   On-line condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com





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Tracy Harford

Searsmont
Friend
Thursday, May 12, 2011
 

Harvey we will miss you. I want to thank you for your hard work developing and maintaining the Waldo County Search and Rescue for so many years.It's going to be hard to fill your untied shoes. My condolences to your friends and family.

The Worster Family

Mount Vernon
Friend
Friday, May 13, 2011
 

Chad and Tyler, We are so sorry for the loss of your dad! Thinking of you all during this sad time and praying that you find peace and comfort in Him. With love, Jill, Darrell, Brad, Troy, Ryan and Tim Worster

Amanda Morgan


SAR member
Friday, May 13, 2011
 

Harvey, if I could do half as much as you to make the world a better place, I'd be a happy person. Thanks for sharing your knowledge so patiently and for your tireless dedication. Happy hunting, wherever you are.

Michael Crowley

Stockton Springs
Friend
Friday, May 13, 2011
 

Deepest condolences go out to the King family and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. Our family has always admired Harvey and we valued our time with him, whether it was in education, assisting in athletic activities, jogging/road racing, mountain climbing, hiking the trails, canoeing on rivers, sailing, camping and search and rescue. He was a very special friend and he will be greatly missed. Mike & Joanne

Randolph Michaud

Mapleton
SAR Member
Friday, May 13, 2011
 

Harvey it has been great working with you on so many searches through out this great state of Maine, the members of North Star Search And Rescue will never forget you and your willingness to work for the betterment of everyone invloved in Search And Rescue. We pray your family will find comfort and strength in the coming days you will be a hard act to follow. We will all miss you. God Bless.

Sally Halliday

Belfast
Friend
Friday, May 13, 2011
 

Our deepest sympathy to Harvey's family. He was so kind to participate in my husband's service on May 7 and it was unbelievable that he passed away just days after. He has been a long time friend and will be sadly missed. Sally, Shari, Scott, Heather, and Jill

Deborah Palman

Amherst
Fellow SAR volunteer
Sunday, May 15, 2011
 

The members of the Maine Association of Search and Rescue send their condolances to the King family, the Waldo County Search and Rescue Unit and members of the Waldo County community that knew Harvey. Harvey was a great volunteer who did much for search and rescue in Maine. We will miss him.

Karen Stams

Stow
friend
Sunday, May 15, 2011
 

My deepest sympathies go out to Harvey's family during this difficult time. I remember Harvey as my History teacher at BAHS. I feel so fortunate that I got to speak with him just a week ago and reminisce - not knowing it would be the last time. He will be sadly missed.

janine dunaway

cleburne
1st cousin
Monday, May 16, 2011
 

chad & tyler, i am so sorry.i will miss him.he was a great cousin he'd come down to rockland to see me everytime i come back home for a visit.i'm gonna miss that.God Bless you and help you at this time. love janine

Jennifer Fisk

Bar Harbor
SAR volunteer
Monday, May 16, 2011
 

My condolences to Chad and Tyler in their loss of their Dad. He was such a giving person and I know he touched hundreds of lives during his all too short life. Anytime I see a Wild Turkey, I will think of your Dad.

Jill Starrett

Belfast
Family Friend
Monday, May 16, 2011
 

Harv was a great mentor to our son Grant. He worked with him in BSA Troop 27 to earn merit badges. Harv recently took Grant to UMaine Orono campus for the Sportmans Show while representing Search and Rescue. Grant mentioned that as they traveled to Orono Harv told him all kinds of stories of recent rescues! Grant will never forget his kindness and the fun they had ice fishing with the Boy Scouts too! RIP Harv... we will miss you a lot! Craig, Jill & Grant Starrett

Gregory Grass

Belmont
Friend
Monday, May 16, 2011
 

So sorry for your loss be sure Harvey has reached the "happy hunting grounds"

Lee Robinson

Swanville
Friend
Monday, May 16, 2011
 

You will be missed, you did get the turkey, good job.

Marie Magioncalda

Augusta
co-worker, BAHS
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
 

We will miss you Harvey and your sense of humor. I'm so glad we got one last hug at the school retirement party last year. You were one of the first people to welcome me at the high school in 1996 when I didn't know a soul. I'm sorry I never got to make you the braggiole. Hope there'll be plenty of that and other Italian specialties where you've gone. My condolences to your loved ones.

Lisa Misluk D'Amboise

Searsmont
Former Student
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
 

Mr King was a phenomenal teacher. He truly cared about each and every student in his classes. My heart goes out to you during this time and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Two very sad losses to BAHS alumni.