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Stanley Lyman King, 91, native Californian and formerly of Chatham, NJ, died peacefully August 16, 2012, in the evening at Methodist Country House in Wilmington, DE.

Born May 8, 1921, in Berkeley, CA, he was the son of late Stanley L. and Juliette {Atwater} King. He was a third generation graduate of the University of California ~ Berkeley where he received his Bachelor's degree in business in 1943 and was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. A proud World War II veteran, Stan served in the US Army and was stationed in the South Pacific.

He retired at 64 as Vice President of Human Resources of AT&T-Bell Systems in New York City. During his tenure at AT&T, he held several management positions and in the late 1970's, with other senior officers, was instrumental in the creation of a new organization that served the various Bell telephone operating companies of the former Bell Laboratories. Stan had a passion for sailing and boating and enjoyed many years exploring the coastal waters of southern California and the inlets and bays of around Long Beach Island, NJ. Stan also enjoyed travel, reading, tennis, bridge and music. He was a member of Greenville Country Club and Canoe Brook Country Club, NJ.

A few of his many contributions over the years included service as the Chairman of the Board of New York Blue Cross Blue Shield, a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and an Elder at Chatham, NJ, Presbyterian Church.

Mr. King is survived by his wife of 14 years, Tee Jay (Cox) King; sister Juliette Watkins and her family of Lake San Marcos, CA; sons of first wife, the late Martha Anne (Blakeney) King, including son, Stanley L. King, III and his wife Nancy of Newport Beach, CA; son, James King and his wife Tina of Wilmington, DE; and son, Fletcher King and his wife Sandy of Hockessin, DE; his wife's children; son, Dr. John Jay Cox and his wife Dr. Paula Cox of Jerome, ID; and daughter, Tamara (Cox) DeFer and her husband Darin of Wilmington, DE; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, September 13th at 11:00 am at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 West 13th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806, www.wpc.org or Delaware Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 1870, Wilmington, DE 19899-1870, www.delawaresymphony.org.

A special thanks to Delaware Hospice and Methodist Country House for their loving care.