February 11, 1941May 14, 2019

Robert Christie King, 78, of Ayer, Massachusetts, passed away on May 14, 2019 at home. Bob was born in Dover, New Jersey, to Hiram and Thelma King and was a believer in Yeshua, the Messiah. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and his sister, Mary Lee, four children and their spouses, Kimberley and Matt Kaminski, Nathan and Jennifer King, Jon and Megan King, Mike and Ashley King, and 17 grandchildren. He will be buried at Mount Olive Union Cemetery next to his infant son, Stephen Christopher. Bob loved people. He gave of himself to enable people to express their talents, learn what is true, and build peace. Whether teaching mathematics, leading Bible studies, setting-up train layouts, helping students, hunting, cleaning buildings, carrying mail, gardening, delivering rent notices, tutoring, or instilling wonder in his grandchildren, Bob was always building relationships, connecting people. After graduating from Houghton College in 1963, when he was teaching mathematics at Spring Valley Junior High School in New York, he met Karen. They married in 1968 and moved to Newtonville, Massachusetts, where Bob taught math at Lexington Christian Academy. The month Karen completed a MAT degree at Simmons College, their daughter, Kimberley was born, and so they moved back to New Jersey in the summer of 1970 to be near grandparents. Bob taught math for two more years, and then left teaching, for a decade, to join the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. In 1975, Campus Crusade invited Bob and Karen to move to San Bernardino, California, to work at their Headquarters. They returned in 1981 to Pennsylvania to care for Karen’s father and then in 1984 accepted a position as Administrator at Conestoga Christian School. In 1991 Bob returned to New Jersey to care for his father and later, Karen’s mother. Bob was initially diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2005, and by lifestyle change and prayer for a miracle, he was healed. He was cancer free from 2011 until 2018. Bob and Karen moved to Massachusetts to be near their family in 2017. In late November of 2018, Bob was once again diagnosed with a form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma - this time it was in the bone marrow and fast moving. God in His great mercy, granted Bob 14 added years with his family. He was here to see all of his grandchildren be born; to teach many of them, and to see all but the youngest come to understand the relationship God desires to have with us all. A Memorial service for Robert will be held on Saturday June 1,2019 at 10 am at Grace Church on the Mount 1500 US - 46 Netcong NJ. A reception will follow after.

By the mercy and grace of God “A good man (a man made righteous by the blood of Christ) leaves an inheritance to his children's children." Proverbs 13:22

"The Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord make His face to shine upon you, And be gracious unto you, The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace." The Aaronic Blessing

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Conestoga Christian School, Morgantown, Pennsylvania.

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And and Bev Frutchey

May 21, 2019

Bob and Karen were faithfully apart of our Small Group that meet in our home for years each week. When Bob was diagnosed with cancer we as a group prayed for healing. One night at Small Group the Lord led us all to examine ourselves and confess our sin. We all gathered around Bob and anointed him with oil and prayed for Gods will in his life. This was not something we planned for that meeting it was a God thing. After that there was some good times and bad in Bobs recovery. One particulary during his hospitalization we called a prayer meeting, one of our couples had moved to Kentucky and they flew in for the prayer meeting our group loved and prayed and God was so gracious to give him time to see his childen marry. Karen had a dream, she often told us about; that Bob would see his grandchild. To God be the glory. We will sing His praises together once again in Gods timing. Thanking you for sharing your Dad and Mom with us for Such a Time as This. We grieve and rejoice in Bobs Homegoing

David deMunecas

May 17, 2019

Uncle Bob was a quiet and a wonderful man. He liked to write poems after someone went home to be with their Eternal Father. He loved to work in his garden, especially when he lived here in Florida with his wife, Karen.

May you rest in peace. Psalm 23

Edna Pereira

May 17, 2019

My Condolences to you Karen, and your Family.I had the pleasure to know Karen & Bob when they moved into our Association in Palm Bay, Florida. What a wonderful couple. I pray for you and your Family.
Edna Pereira