King, Richard EAST GREENBUSH Richard W. King, deeply beloved and loving husband and father, lifelong scholar and poet, passed away suddenly on March 8, 2013. He was born in Utica, N.Y. His parents were the late Rosemary Shields King and F. Bernard King. His sister was the late Kathleen King. He moved to Albany in 1968 and to East Greenbush in 1984. His passing is deeply mourned by his wife of 39 years, Theresa Czapary; his son, Daniel King; and his daughter, Maria King Isaacson, of East Greenbush, to all of whom he was deeply devoted. Richard earned his baccalaureate degree at Utica College and his masters degree at SUNY Albany. He also attended Columbia University Graduate School where he studied 17th century English literature. His professional employment included teaching English in high school and college, and writing and research for the State Education Department, as well as consultant work in education and human services. Richard was a dedicated scholar of English literature with a profound knowledge of poetry. He was a poet himself, currently engaged in compiling his works for publication. His other interests included jazz, golf, and spending time with his family, friends, and pets. Richard was also an intelligent, kind, gentle and complex man who went out of his way to help people, and touched the lives of so many. He will be intensely missed and fondly remembered with everlasting love. Family and friends are invited to his calling hours, Thursday evening 4-7 at Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Tpk., Rensselaer, with a prayer and memorial service at 5 p.m. There will also be a funeral Mass Friday morning at 10:30 at Holy Spirit Church in East Greenbush, where a Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated. The procession will depart Rockefeller Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Interment will be at a time convenient for the family. Light a condolence candle at wjrockefeller.com
Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc.
165 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 12 to Mar. 14, 2013