Robert A. King, 69

Robert A. King

Robert A. King

Robert Allan "Bo" King, 69 formerly of Walpole, Mass. and Sebago, Maine, passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, surrounded by loved ones.

Bo leaves behind his loving wife Donna F. (Aker) King, his son Michael and wife Kelly (Kelleher) King of Plymouth, Mass., his daughter Katie and her husband Daniel Stelmach of Grafton, Mass., 4 grandchildren, Maeve and Finnian King, and Sean and Brendan Stelmach. He also leaves behind a brother Todd and wife Margaret King of Bonita Springs, Fla., sister Lois and husband Craig Jennings (deceased) of Walpole, Mass., and sister Alma and husband Richard Dempsey of Portsmouth, R.I., along with a very large extended family of in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Born to Thomas S. and Alma E. (Blois) King (both deceased) of Hyde Park, Bo graduated from Roslindale High School with the class of 1962 along with his future wife Donna. Bo played three years of varsity hockey and was selected as a city of Boston “All Scholastic.” He attended Northeastern University for his undergraduate studies, spent six years in the U.S. Army Reserves, and received his MBA from Suffolk University in 1978. Bo started his career as a sales rep for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals (a division of Colgate Palmolive), and would spend the next 33 years growing their brand and climbing the corporate ladder. He would retire in 2000 as the Director of International Business Development, receiving numerous accolades and awards along the way, including the company’s prestigious “President’s Award.”

“Uncle Bo,” as he was known by the extended family, and “Pabo,” as the grandkids called him, had numerous interests including hockey, golf, fishing, running, hiking/walking, painting and boating, but his favorite thing was being there to help, support, advise or entertain his family and the people around him. He was tireless in his efforts to “give more than expected” as he would frequently say to those seeking advice, and he lived every day to the fullest. His greatest love was his family. The dedication and devotion he showed towards them, along with the personal sacrifices he made for them, made him the greatest husband, father, grandfather, brother or uncle anyone could ever have. Words can’t explain how much he will be missed by all those that had the privilege of knowing him.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial that was celebrated in Saint Timothy's Church, Nichols Street, Norwood, Mass., at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Visiting hours were held Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole, Mass. Interment was in the Highland Cemetery, Norwood, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association,  20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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