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Gerald King

Gerald F. King, 78, of Fostoria, passed away at 9 a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 13, 2020, at his son Tom’s home in Waterville after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born July 25, 1942, in Tiffin, to the late Paul J. and Clara B. (Shuff) King. He married Sandra A. Zierolf July 29, 1967, in Carey and she survives in Fostoria.
Also surviving is his son, Thomas W. (MaryAnn) King, Waterville; grandson, Ian King; granddaughter, Marysa King; brothers, Richard King, Missouri, and Marvin (Roxanne) King, Tiffin; and sister, Linda (Dale) Terry, Tiffin. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Joseph P., Thomas C. and Arthur L. King.
Gerry graduated from Hopewell Loudon High School in 1960.  He worked for the Home Window Company in Fostoria until it closed and then continued his career with Trico Glass Co. until retiring in 2005.
He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and a Third Degree Knight of Columbus Council #1197, Fostoria, and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly #845, Fostoria, where he had held many offices.
In retirement he spent many hours volunteering for The Sharing Kitchen, St. Vincent de Paul Society and The Pantry Plus. He and Sandy greatly enjoyed attending their grandchildren’s concerts, recitals, ball games and other events. They also enjoyed (mostly) annual trips in recent years to Hawaii with lifelong friends Leo and Cathy Reinhart.
A walk through visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Hoening and Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a vigil service will take place at 6:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, with the Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer presiding. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carey.
The funeral mass was live streamed on St. Wendelin Parish’s Facebook page.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Heartland Hospice of Whitehouse, OH, or St. Wendelin Catholic Church.
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