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1945 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
68, of Brewster, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief and sudden illness. He was the son of Martha Stoddard and the Reverend John King. He is survived by a large and loving family including his wife, Virginia Judson Iannini; sons, Thomas and Daniel; and his grandson, William. Dr. King graduated from Braintree High School, Oberlin College and received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University. Bill lived for a time in California and taught at Cal State Northridge. He then moved to Pittsburgh where he taught at the University of Pittsburgh. He had a successful career as a consultant. Upon his retirement, he served as Chairman of the Bradley Center, a youth home in Pittsburgh. He was an avid collector of everything, but especially cars, baseball cards, wines, and art. He has over the years donated pieces of his art collection to the Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College and the Brewster Ladies' Library. He moved to Cape Cod full time in 2004. In the last few years he has served on the board of Friends of Pleasant Bay, was the President of the Sears Point Condominium Association and had recently been appointed Chair of the Brewster Health and Human Services committee. Four years ago he returned to duplicate bridge. He and Ginny played as a successful partnership in tournaments all over New England. He loved his family and friends and they loved him back. Memorial contributions may be made toward the Brewster Historical Society purchase of the Elijah Cobb house, www.brewsterhistoricalsociety .org, click the 'New Home Fund' on the homepage. A memorial visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at NICKERSON FUNERAL HOME, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans. Burial will be at a later date.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mar. 5, 2014
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