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Stephen Raymond King, Jr.
April 1, 1935 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Stephen Raymond King, Jr., age 88, of Saugus, died Wednesday July 28th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a brief illness. He was the husband of Gloria (McKeeman) King with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.
Born in Saugus he was the son of the late Stephen Raymond and Olive (Secor) King, Sr. Ray attended Saugus Schools and graduated from Saugus High School, Class of 1952, he also earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Jacksonville University in Florida, and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University. He served in the United States Navy as a First Class Petty Officer during the Korean War and Vietnam War and remained in the Navy until he retired in 1992. He also owned and operated King’s Pro Shop at the Boston St. Ice Rink in Lynn, was an assistant sales manager in telemarketing at NYNEX, and Verizon, served on the Lynn Redevelopment Committee, Department of Elder Affairs.
Ray was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn in Swampscott, a Past Master and longtime Secretary of Mt. Carmel Lodge A. F. &A. M. in Lynn, a member of Philanthropic Lodge A. F. & A. M. in Marblehead, Acendus Lodge A. F. & A. M. in Lynn, and a Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Ninth Masonic District, Aleppo Temple is Wilmington, where he was a member and Past Boss Clown of the Clown Unit at the Temple, and a member of Scottish Rite, Valley of Boston.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons Russell N. and his wife Tammie King of Beverly, Geoffrey and his wife Elizabeth King of Peabody, one sister Constance Duncan of Reading, six grandchildren Tyler J. King, Matthew H. King, Jared M. King, Ashley J. King, Camden R. King, Hallie E. King, one great grandchild Tai J. King, and several nieces and nephews.
Service Details: A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn 101 Forest Ave. Swampscott on Sunday August 13 at 12:00 to which relatives are invited to attend. Acendus Lodge A. F. & A. M. will hold Masonic Funeral Services prior to church services, for those planning on participating in Masonic Services please assemble at the church at 11:30 AM. Private Interment Services were held at Pine Grove Cemetery.