Harold E. King, MD|
Harold Eugene King, much loved husband and father, passed away March 29, 2013 after a brief illness.
Hal was born in Iowa City, Iowa on August 2, 1924, the only child of Dr. and Mrs. Harold G. King. He served as a pharmacist mate on a troop transport during World War II.
Hal graduated from Lakeside School, Stanford University and the University of Washington Medical School; followed by a residency at the Mayo Clinic. He practiced internal medicine at Swedish Hospital for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1986.
Hal was active in the Seattle Internal Medicine Society, the North Pacific Society of Internal Medicine and King County Blue Shield.
After he retired Hal pursued many interests including attending history courses through the UW's Access Program, traveling extensively with his wife Joan, collecting English pewter, cutting firewood and building a summer home at Indianola, Washington. Hal's commitment to a well-stacked woodpile was legendary and he and Joan spent some of their happiest times with friends and family at their cabin.
Hal is survived by Joan, his wife of 63 years; his children Michael, Steven (Cathy) and Katie Keller (Tom); as well as 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Hal's life will be held Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at Horizon House located at 900 University Street, in Seattle. Donations in Harold's name may be made to The Foundation Fighting Blindness, P. O. Box 17279, Baltimore MD 21297.
Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2013