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William King

July 6, 1945 - March 4, 2014
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William Clyde King, PhD, 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 PhD 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...
William Clyde King, PhD, 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 PhD 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 can 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 4p-7p on Thursday, March 6th at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30a on Friday, March 7th at Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans. Burial will be at a later date.

"Bill was a professor of mine at Cal State, Northridge, and later became a friend. He was without a doubt the best, and most accessible, teacher that I had..." Jim Smith (Venice, CA)

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