Linda Mae King

Linda Mae King, Taylor, died peacefully Christmas morning at home after an illness with her family by her side.  Her husband of 50 years is Gene King.
Born 1948, in Caribou, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Emma Tingalo Hitchcock.  She was a graduate of the Caribou High School and was of the Catholic faith.  Prior to her illness she had been employed as a pharmacy technician at the Olexy Pharmacy in Taylor. Her coworker’s children and every child in the neighborhood knew her as Auntie Linda.
Linda was all about family and friends. She was especially close to her nieces and nephews and her great nieces and great nephew. She loved to talk about how proud she was of them. Their love and support for her during her illness always made her feel better. Whenever they were near, her spirits were instantly lifted.
Also surviving are a sister Gloria Hunter of Westfield, MA; brothers Louis Hitchcock and wife Cindy of Gardner, NC, and Wilson Hitchcock and wife Cindy of West Alexandria, OH.
The family would like to give their sincere and heartfelt thanks to the staffs of the Infusion center at Moses Taylor Hospital and the VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County for the wonderful care they provided to Linda throughout her illness as well as her co-workers at Olexy Pharmacy. They would also like to thank her nieces Amanda and Jenn, for their dedication to ensuring Linda received the best treatment and care available. Most especially, the family would like to thank her husband Gene, who always provided her with the best care, love and support and never left her side.
There will be a private celebration of life this spring at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions maybe made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital PO Box 1893 Memphis, TN 38101-9950 or by visiting



  1. The Bowman's

    Gene and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a kind woman all of her life and I actually enjoyed going to Olexy’s and talking to her. She will be sorely missed.

  2. The Brennan Family

    God Bless the King family! Linda was such a special, kind person who will be truly missed!

    Condolences from the Brennan family and the Riverside School District.

  3. Robin Sweetman

    Linda you will truly be missed by everyone who knew you, you have touched the hearts of so many people. I myself am broken hearted. I will miss our porch talks. Since the day we met when i moved in across the street from you with my 4 children some 20 yesrs ago you became more than a neighbor to me and my family. I will never forget you Linda King. God bless until we meet again

  4. your friends Chet Studenski and Al Cesare

    God bless the King family. We are so sorry for your loss, Gene. 50 years of marriage is special.

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