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Sad News – Sheldon King – Long Time Club Member Passed Away On June 16

It is sad to report that Sheldon King, a collector or postcards for more than 50 years, passed away at Rochester General Hospital on June 16. Sheldon was a very active member of the club and served as membership chair for many years. He will be missed by all. His obituary appears below.


LYONS – Sheldon S. King, 80, of Alloway, passed away on Saturday (June 16, 2012) at Rochester General Hospital.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday (June 20) from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Weeks-Keysor Funeral Home, 5 Phelps Street, Lyons, where a funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in South Lyons Cemetery, Lyons.

For those wishing memorials may be made to Lyons United Methodist Church, charity of choice , historical society or museum of your choice in Sheldon’s memory.

Sheldon was born on December 6, 1931, in Syracuse, a son to the late Calvin and Grace Peebles King. He was a graduate of Marathon Central Schools and Cortland Business Institute. Sheldon received his Bachelors in 1959 from SUNY Geneseo. He moved here in 1983 from Elmira. Sheldon retired as a librarian, for Westinghouse in Horseheads, N.Y. He was an author of books and articles concerning upstate New York railroads and electric railways. He was also a speaker on the same topics. Sheldon was a parishioner of the Lyons United Methodist Church, a member of the Lyons Civic Club, Western New York Postcard Club and several Railroad Historical Societies.

He is survived by two brothers, Stephen (Barbara) of Seneca Falls and Calvin (Jeanne) of Charlestown, S.C.; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephew, and several friends from Alloway and Lyons United Methodist Church.