2012-08-09 / Obituaries

David A. King

David A. King, 65, passed away suddenly on Aug. 2, 2012. Originally from St. David’s, Penn., David graduated from Radnor High School. He attended Lehigh University where he earned a degree in business marketing. He was captain of his high school and college tennis teams. Other sports included wrestling, swimming, surfing, fishing and horseback riding.

David served two years in the Marine Corps, playing tennis for them, and doing a tour in Vietnam in 1968. After school he organized a group of investors in Rhode Island to build and operate indoor tennis clubs – Narragansett Tennis Clubs. They built four clubs in Rhode Island in the early 1970s. Later in life he worked as a real estate agent.

He is survived by two children, Michael King of Lake Mary, Fla., and Pauline King of Boston; two grandchildren, Kylan and Kalina; and a brother, James King. He was a member of the Dunes Club for 36 years. The sport of tennis and all that surrounded it was the passion of his life.

There will be a memorial service celebrating David’s life at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. A reception will follow in the church hall. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 – or DAV.org.

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