Martin King, who worked at Fordham University for 43 years in the machine shop of the Physics Department, died on Nov. 4 after a brief illness.
Services for the longtime Fordham employee will be held Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:45 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 409 E. 241st Street, Bronx, N.Y. 10470.
King was known to many on the Fordham campus as a master of all trades. Among the things King repaired are the clock and the WFUV transmitter at the top of Keating Hall, the grandfather clock in the president’s office, and the historic lamp posts near the University Church. His workshop was in the basement of Freeman Hall, and he frequently fixed critical pieces of equipment over the years. Fordham will remember the things seen and unseen that he has done for the university over the last four decades.
King is survived by his wife Eleanor, daughter Michelle (FCRH ‘94), and son Patrick (FCRH ‘99, GBA ‘07).
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