Robert King, 70, a longtime Natick resident, died April 29 at Eliot Center for Health and Rehabilitation.
He was born May 12, 1949, in Dorchester, a son to the late Kenneth and Eleanor (Driscoll) King. He moved to Natick as a young teenager in 1962, graduating from Natick High School with the class of 1967. Rob was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Rob loved all sports, both in New England and Ohio. In his early days he was an avid golfer, bowler, softball, pitch and cribbage player. He was a two-time exalted ruler of the Natick Elks Lodge. He loved music and was a trivia wiz with an amazing memory. Rob worked many years for and retired from Framingham State University.
He is survived by Marilyn of Ashland, his children, Bob Brasco of North Carolina and Sharon and her husband, Chris, of Hopkinton, his two beloved grandchildren, Kyle and Natalie, his nephew, Kenneth and his wife, Melissa King, and their children, Liam and Lucas, of Ohio, and his niece, Julie Rutherford and her children Andrew, Chase and Nora, also of Ohio. Rob also leaves his aunt, Marie Caldaroni of Hopkinton, and many cousins in Ohio and Texas, Susie and her husband, Mike Keller, Jean and husband, Gary Niland, and Judy and her husband, Geoff Carr, with whom Rob had close relationships, and his longtime best friend, Mike Federico of Rockland.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Robert King Jr., and his brothers, Kenneth and James.
Donations can be made to the Diabetes Foundation, Boston Office, 260 Cochituate Road, Suite 200, Framingham, MA 01701 or diabetes.org, or Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or alz.org.
Funeral services, under the care of John Everett & Sons Funeral Home at Natick Common, and interment are private.
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