Brian J. King of East Hampton, a self-employed handyman who could fix almost any broken-down bicycle or lawnmower, died of cardiac arrest on Pantigo Road in East Hampton Village on July 22, while driving his truck. He was 68, and had been diagnosed with cancer three months before.
Born in Southampton on Sept. 18, 1950, to the former Antionette Pelis and Preston King, he was an East Hampton High School graduate. In his later years, he was known for bringing order to the used goods exchange at the East Hampton Recycling Center, and was held in high esteem by those who frequent it.
He is survived by four siblings, Pauline Mohan of Torrington, Conn., Sharon Peters of Churchville, Va., Paul King of East Hampton, and Edwin King of Flanders.
Mr. King belonged to Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton, whose pastor, the Rev. Ryan Creamer, was to officiate at a graveside service at the church’s Cedar Street cemetery.
The family has suggested memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City.
UPDATE: Mr. King's service at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton will be on Oct. 5, at 10 a.m.