William F. King, 79, of Andover died Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the Lawrence General Hospital. Mr. King was an electrical engineer. His career began when he served in the Navy on the Shenandoah for 2 years. Following his discharge, he worked for RCA and served on the USS Midway as a civilian radar technician. After getting married in 1954, he received both his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Northeastern University. He tenured at Northeastern for 23 years where he taught in the Electrical Engineering Department and advised for the WNEU radio station. Later, he became Dean of Lincoln College. He also taught at Merrimack College of Engineering for 10 years. In addition to his achievements as a college professor and administrator, he earned his general class amateur radio license and was a member of the ARRL. His now silent key was K1- SAY. Mr. King was also an active, long time resident of Andover. He served on the Andover School Committee and participated in the planning and building of Bancroft School. He assisted in the Andover High School musical productions between 1970 and 1973, working with Edward P. Grigoli and John Everett Collins. In addition, he was a member of the local music union, playing the organ at wedding receptions and in big band groups for several years. In his 70's, Mr. King was a substitute teacher at the high school. He also worked as a consultant to Cole-Hersee Co. of South Boston. He is survived by his wife, Concetta King of Andover, his brother, Thomas E. King of Andover, six children; Mary Ellen Pettengill of Manchester,NH., William G. King, of Eagle Rock, Alaska, Katharine Doss of Andover, Susan Korsak of North Reading, James King of Avon, OH and Cynthia Doss of Nashville,TN, as well as 12 grandchildren and 2 great -grandchildren. ( William, Margaret, Albert, Walter, John, John, Jonathan, Samuel, Isaac)
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