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Robert D. King

July 18, 1962 - October 09, 2023


Obituary For Robert D. King

Robert D. King, affectionately known as Bobby or Mr. King, passed away as a result of an accident on Monday, October 9th, 2023. He was born on July 18, 1962, in Boston, MA. His parents were, the late Lorraine and William King.

In addition to his wife, Susan, he is survived by his son, Cameron King. He was the proud brother of Debbie King, of Lynn, MA, Donna and John Martineau, of Raymond, NH, John and Clare King, of Tigard, OR, Mary and Luis Santa-Cruz, of Lynn, MA, Peter King and Susan Kennedy, of Franklin, MA, James and Lorraine King, of Exeter, NH, Christine King, of Salem, MA, Pauline and Paul Hubbard, of Everett, MA. Also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by brothers William King, Jr and Paul King, both of NH.

Bobby was a man of deep faith, and his spirituality played a significant role in his life. He had a strong connection to Antioch Community Church of Beverly. The church was not just a place of worship for him; it was a beloved community where he found strength and peace. Bobby's unwavering faith was a source of inspiration to all who knew him.

He loved taking long walks with his faithful companion, Scruffy, his loyal dog. He took immense pride in supporting his son Cameron, who is studying music business in Nashville. Bobby was incredibly proud of his son and knew he was in the right place, pursuing his passion. He also enjoyed playing cards with “the boys”.

Music held a special place in his heart, and he found joy in going to concerts. Bobby's love for music was evident in the way he appreciated and shared his favorite tunes with friends and family.

For over a decade, Bobby dedicated himself to Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School in Beverly. At Ayers Ryal Side, he was not just a custodian but a beloved figure who brightened the lives of everyone he encountered. He loved his job in every way, and it was not seen as work to him. He had a unique way of connecting with the students, staff, and teachers alike.

Bobby thoroughly enjoyed being a part of all school events. Whether he was leading a conga line of dancing students at a whole school meeting or playing the role of a superhero on the school's rooftop on the last day, Bobby's every action was driven by his unwavering dedication to the students at the school.

At the family’s request please OMIT flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Ayers PTO at this link: ayerspto.com. Thank you to the Ayers community. All donations will be contributed to the new playground that will be dedicated in his name. Bobby would be thrilled to know that all these kids would be filled with joy and laughter, in his honor.

A memorial visitation will be held at Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St. Peabody on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 2pm – 4pm, followed by his Memorial Service at 4pm.


14 Oct

Memorial Visitation

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home 82 Lynn St Peabody, MA 09160 Get Directions »
14 Oct

Memorial Service

04:00 PM

Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home 82 Lynn St Peabody, MA 09160 Get Directions »
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  • 10/19/2023

    I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. King's passing. Both of my children went to Ayers and always enjoyed seeing him, as did I. We walked our kids to school for two weeks leading up to my oldest child's first day of kindergarten to get her ready, and got to know Mr. King well during that time. I will miss him dearly.

  • 10/15/2023

    - Jim King Brother Bob what a great turnout at your service yesterday you would have loved being the star attraction. It's a real tribute to all the lives you touched. We will miss you but I know we will see each other again have fun in heaven!

  • 10/14/2023

    Rest in peace Bobby you will be missed by so many

  • 10/14/2023

    I sought out Bob every service at Antioch he attended. During our 'serve Sundays' I'd always sign up for work at the school. We had great conversations. He'll be sorely missed. Unfortunately Nancy and I are away this weekend and will not be able to attend the memorial. Our sincere condolences to his family! Steve and Nancy O'Brien

  • 10/12/2023

    Susan and Cam, my deepest condolences, my heart breaks for you losing him so soon, prayers for strength to get through this rough time! Loves, hugs and prayers! -Grace Chandler

  • 10/12/2023

    rest in peace king 🙏🦅

  • 10/12/2023

    Bob was always willing to interact with the students at his job. His last performance was Peaches as the staff sang the very popular song Peaches from the Mario movie. He will be missed.

  • 10/12/2023

    I know I already left a message about our beloved brother but to my sis in law Sue and nephew Cam, although we haven't seen each other alot lately, the love is and was always there & I hope you both have felt that:))) Just wanted you both to know that, love you,🙏🙏❤️🥰

  • 10/12/2023

    Bob was one of a kind. He was always smiling and incredibly kind. Both of my girls have fond memories of him during their time at Ayers. He will be truly missed.

  • 10/12/2023

    His smile was infectious. I feel so honored that my girls and I knew him when we were at Ayers. His love of the kids and the school community was obvious. We are all better people for having known him. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • 10/12/2023

    My deepest condolences to my friend Peter King for the loss of his brother and to his entire family in these difficult times where only God can comfort their hearts and give them the strength . God bless his family a hug Peter

  • 10/11/2023

    as a former ayers student mr king made that school so much better and enjoyable. everyday he would greet all the kids with a smile on his face, always ready to strike up conversation. he used to do this thing at ayers called the golden dustpan, where whoever had the cleanest classroom at the end of the week got the golden dustpan (quite literally, a gold spray painted dustpan lol). he was an amazing person and even after 5 years of not seeing him he still remembered my name. finding out he passed the way he did truly broke my heart and i hope hes resting easy up there. we all loved mr king so much and still do, always will. hope everyone is doing good in the family.

  • 10/11/2023

    Sue and Cam, I'm devastated that Bobby's life was cut short this way. I am so lucky to have known him and have hope that we'll meet again someday. Sending love and strength to you both.

  • 10/11/2023

    He was always a funny brother. He was so sensitive and kind . He had our fathers personality 💙We all will miss you for the rest of our lives💔I will see you in heaven. 💙💔💔💔💔

  • 10/11/2023

    My brother Bobby always brought laughter to our lives, even as an adult. Love you forever and we will all meet in heaven someday and I know you are with our 2 brothers and mom & Dad:( xoxo

  • 10/11/2023

    Susan and Cam, My deepest condolences for your family. Bobby was truly a great man and a joy to talk to. May my prayers bring you comfort during this difficult time. Mary Jo & Kari

  • 10/11/2023

    Im truly sorry to hear about your husband and father my condolences to the king family and am sending my prayers for cam and susan during this difficult time in your life . Jeri / amayas nanna i only met you once but amaya spoke so highly of your mother and father cam i hope you can find peace in the music your dad love .

  • 10/11/2023

    Our family extends our deepest sympathies to you on the passing of your husband and father. We knew Mr. King through Ayers and both of my girls (one who is currently at Ayers and one who is now in middle school) were devastated to learn about his passing. He truly embodied the Ayers spirit and was everything that was wonderful about that community. I remember him at one of the Halloween parties wearing a sponge around his neck for a "Sponge Bob" costume. Last year, he donned a large boatlike dress for the 2nd graders' annual performance/concert. He always had a smile and watched over the school and all of our babies who attended it. He made an impact on all of the Ayers families, whether he knew it or not. I am so happy to hear that the new playground will be named in his honor. It is only fitting that someone who brought the children so much joy will be remembered in the happiness and joy that playing on that playground will bring.

  • 10/11/2023

    Sue & Cam, You are in my thoughts and prayers, Bobby will truly be missed, Love you, Kerrie Karra-Moreau

  • 10/11/2023

    Susan and Cam, I am so very sorry fior the loss of your husband and dad. He always came in to pick Cam up with the brightest smile, he was so happy and his joy was contagious. He made sure to talk to all the kids and boy, he was so proud of you Cam! Keeping you both in my prayers, I am so very sorry 💜

  • 10/11/2023

    Susan and Cam I am so very sorry for your great loss. I always remember what a great Dad he was to Cam . Always smiling ! Please know that you are both in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • 10/11/2023

    To the King family. I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Bob through the Ayers School and he always had a smile on his face and knew how to make everyone laugh. As a former PTO member, I once ran a "Name the Ayers Mascot" vote. About 80% of the students voted for the name Bob. He was so loved by the students. He always was happy to lend a hand no matter what the project was. My heart goes out to you and your entire family. Wendy Doucette

  • 10/10/2023

    I'm truly sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He had a remarkable way of bringing laughter and joy to our elementary school days, making us feel like cherished little human beings. He was a kind and sweet soul who will be dearly missed. My thoughts and condolences are with his family during this difficult time.

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