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Thomas W. King, Jr.

ALBANY – Thomas W. King, Jr. of Albany, New York, 76, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018, just over a month after losing his childhood sweetheart, Carol.

Born July 2, 1941 in Albany, New York to the late Tom and Katherine (nee VanKampen) King. Tom graduated from Guilderland Central High School in 1958, received an associate’s degree from the Sage Colleges of Albany; a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  He was a member of the McKownville Water Advisory Board, the McKownville Improvement Association and a civil and line officer of the McKownville Fire Department. 

While living in Altamont, Tom was a member of the Altamont Fire Department, president of the Dunnsville Improvement Corporation and a board member of the Center for Environmental Options.  He was treasurer of the Albany Neighborhood Resource Center; president of the Sunset Bay Campers Association on the Great Sacandaga Lake, Whitehall Station Homeowners Association, and of Albany Civic Theater for several years.   

Tom was an engineer with the NYS Conservation Department, and director of the Bureau of Energy. He worked for the State Energy Office, the State Division of the Budget, the Governor’s Office of Management and Productivity, and was appointed as Executive Secretary for the State Boards of Engineering and Land Surveying, Interior Design and Optometry where he served until his retirement in 2000.  He was a member of the NYS Board for Professional Medical Conduct.

Tom was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Carol (Guilbault). He is survived by his sister, Janet Sand, his son Thomas King IV (Shelly), his daughters Amy King Hoffman (Joseph) and Juliet King (Frank), and granddaughters, Jessica and Bella.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent in Tom’s name to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204. 

Arrangements are pending, and have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit

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