Obituary of Vincent Joseph King
Vincent Joseph King, 91, passed away on May 31, 2023 at Greenwich Hospital.
Born on December 11, 1931 in Rye, he was the son of Eileen Burke King and Walter King. Vincent had four brothers, Walter Jr., Martin, Donald, and Bruce.
Vincent is survived by his children, Jason King of Florida and Jonathan King of Connecticut.
Vincent graduated from Rye High School in 1950 where he played on the varsity football team. After high school he joined the United States Marines and served in the Korean War with the First Marine Division. He took part in three major campaigns on the Korean front and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. After serving in Korea he was stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where he trained new air ground units. After the war Vincent took up a career in telecommunications and worked for the New York telephone company, AT&T, Verizon, and The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.
Vincent enjoyed spending his free time at the Edith Read Bird sanctuary every morning or walking the Playland Pier. Above all he loved his sons and the Marine Corps.
There will be a celebration of life for Vincent King at Kelly’s Sea Level in Rye on Thursday June 8th from 4-6pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated.
In Loving Memory
1931 - 2023
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