NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY
Howard Eng King, a TV antenna specialist, passed away on April 2, 2012, in Beijing, China. He was on the last stop of his trip through China. King spent the last 20 years of his life dancing and traveling, but he is known for his work with TV antennas, including the design and testing of the Empire State Building’s multiple TV antenna system. King was exceptionally active, playing tennis and running in many marathons. During his 20-year running career, he won many awards and ran 55,000 miles.
Locally, he is best remembered as the friendly community volunteer strolling the streets of the International District, sometimes leading or joining in on the Chinatown Discovery tours. King also volunteered for the Wing Luke Museum. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Vi Mar, sister Clara King, brother Harvey King, children Wendy, Donna, Nelson, Rodman, and Marianne, stepchildren Roderick, Holly, Staci, and 16 grandchildren. (end)
A service to celebrate King’s life will be held at the Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 72 Avenue SE, Mercer Island, on April 28 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in King’s memory to Kin On Nursing Home and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.