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Maurice Paul King

July 12, 1942 ~ July 25, 2020 (age 78)

Obituary

Maurice "Paul" Paul King

 

Had a Wonderful Smile -

Maurice “Paul” Paul King, age 78, of Harrisburg, and formerly of New Cumberland, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020.  Paul was born on Sunday, July 12, 1942, in Harrisburg to the late Herbert Rhodes King, Sr. and Martha (Wise) King.  Paul was the widower of Theresa Ann (Kitzmiller) King, whom he married on May 8, 1989, and who died on August 11, 2012.  In addition to his parents and wife, Paul is preceded in death by his two siblings, Herbert King, Jr. and Margaret Wells.

Paul’s survivors include his three step children: Christine Morrow, Lewis Salada, Nevin Salada: his sister: Martha Lingle; his seven step grandchildren; ten step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Paul attended Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, where he received the first annual Police Athletic League Boy and Girl-of-the-Year award as part of the Rifle Club. He was a Veteran who served in the United States Navy from 1962-1966. Paul worked for Miller & Norford in New Cumberland for many years following his time in the service. He married later in life and helped raise two of his wife's grandchildren. Together with his wife, they raised many cats and birds over the years. Paul spent a lot of his time working with his hands and was quite the talker. He loved to talk about his traveling while in the service and always had a story to tell. He also enjoyed board games, cards, watching old western movies and putting together puzzles in his free time. He had a wonderful smile accompanied by dimples and an infectious laugh. Paul was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need and was the true definition of a gentleman. Above all else, he was a loving husband, brother, step-father, uncle and grandfather.

Paul’s family will be celebrating his life privately.  Interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville will be at the family’s convenience.  Cremation was private.

Paul’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Paul’s full obituary, view his photograph, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.

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