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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Jesuit Father William King, former associate director of alumni relations at Xavier University in Cincinnati, died Aug. 20 in Michigan. He was 83. The Akron native had been residing at the Jesuit’s Combiere Center in Clarkston.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered there on Aug. 24, with interment following in the Colombiere Center Cemetery.

Father William King (Courtesy photo)

Father King graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wis., in 1944 before entering the Society of Jesus. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago and advanced degrees from Loyola, West Baden College in Indiana and Catholic University in Washington. He was ordained in 1957.

He taught English and Latin at St. Ignatius High School in Chicago, served as assistant and associate professor of theology and moderator and director of Christian Life Community at John Carroll University in Cleveland.

In 1983 he came to Xavier University, where he was assistant and associate professor of theology, chaplain at Marion Hall, faculty admissions assistant, assistant director of alumni relations and associate director of alumni relations.

He is survived by his sisters, Handmaid of Mary Sister Kathleen King of Cleveland, and Mary Reardon of Wisconsin, and a brother, Jesuit Father James King of Cuyahoga Falls.

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