Mark D. King

Mark D. King

Mark D. King, age 61, a resident of Broadalbin, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady with his loving family by his side. He was born on July 2, 1956, in Gloversville, NY, the son of the late Virgil and Kathleen Steele King. He was a graduate of Gloversville High School and worked for twenty seven years for Hussmann Corp. in Gloversville and lastly for ten years at Home Heating Headquarters in Johnstown.

He loved NASCAR, the Washington Redskins, wood working — making baby cradles for family and friends and especially loved his wife, children, grandchildren, fur babies and grand fur babies.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Ille King of Amsterdam; children, Jamie King (Carl Avery), Ryan King (Jolene), Tara Sweet and Christina VanValkenburgh (Mark); four sisters, Sharon Matteson (Charles), Leona Ellsworth (Keith), Robin Koenig (Stephen), and Kathy Johnson (Wayne); four brothers, Mike Gifford (Geri Scocco), John King (Louise), George King and Virgil King (Mary); special brothers and sisters, Jacque Beach, Gena Jackson, John Steele and Joe Passino; Daddy, Gene Steele. Twelve grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive him. He was predeceased by his brother, Gene King on April 26, 2016.

He is also survived by his fur babies, Jazzy, Quincey, Diesel and Becca.

A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Northville Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Regional Animal Shelter, 117 W. Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY 12078. Condolences may be made to the family online at