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Robert King

September 18, 2015
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Robert King of Fort Myers Beach, Florida and Pemaquid Point, Maine. passed away at his home in Maine on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. He was sixty-six years old.

Bob was the devoted partner of Kathleen Brown, also of Fort Myers Beach, Florida and Pemaquid Point, Maine, as well as father to Rosemary King (Lambertville, NJ), Julie King Kelly (Hopatcong, NJ), and Jamie King (West Palm Beach, FL). He was brother to Patrick King and sister-in-law to Patricia King (both in St. Louis, Mo). Deceased before him were his parents, Robert F. King and Florence Donnelly King; his wife, Jean King; his brothers, Thomas King and Brian King; and his sister, Maureen Winnie (all from Budd Lake, NJ). He was grandfather to Nicole and Reghan Kelly and Fiona, Tige, and Rory Larkin. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews, Jessica Priest, Matthew Winnie, Desiree King, Sarah King Glotfelty, and Robert J. King, as well as four great-nieces and nephews.

Bob was born in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1948, and spent summers in Budd Lake until his family moved to Budd Lake year-round in 1963. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School and then graduated from West Morris High School in 1966. He raised his daughters in Budd Lake, and moved to Fort Myers Beach, Florida in 1992. Since 2005 he summered in Pemaquid Point, Maine.

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He began his career as a tool and diemaker, starting at Picatinny Arsenal. He shifted to sales in that industry, working for Hollingsworth Terminals and Blanchard Abrasives. He later sold real estate with Century 21 in Florida before his retirement.

In Budd Lake, Bob was involved with the Knights of Columbus through St. Jude's Church. Later, Bob was an active member of Sons of the American Legion Post 42 in Damariscotta, Maine and the Moose Lodge 964 in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Bob was an enthusiastic sports fan. In Fort Myers, he rooted for HPK team annually in the Roy Hobbs World Series. In his spare time, he loved to captain his boat, the Just One More, in the Gulf of Mexico and was a voracious reader.

A memorial service will take place on October 10 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home in Hackettstown, NJ. Another memorial service will take place in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.

 
 

 

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