BANGOR – John A. King, 53, passed away April 14, 2004, at a Bangor hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 15, 1950, in Millinocket, the son of Leo V. and Mamie (Bernier) King. John was a skilled painter. He loved tending a small garden and enjoyed getting away in the late summer to rake blueberries “downeast.” He is survived by one daughter, Tracy King of Bangor; one son, John R. King of East Millinocket; three sisters, June and her husband, Leonard Pineau, of Sherman Station, Judy Ingersoll and her fianc_, David Gordan, of Winn, Jackie and her husband, Dutch Heisir, of Holden; two brothers, Rene and his wife, Lorena, of Millinocket, James and his wife, Cathy, of East Millinocket; a special friend, Cindy Bishop of Bangor; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Leo J. King, Jr. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Katahdin Area Support group, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Local arrangements by R.L. Bouchard Funeral Home, Millinocket.