Obituaries: Gary King
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October 30,1955 — February 11, 2021
Gary King passed away on February 11, 2021. Gary passed quietly at his home in San Francisco, the city he loved so deeply. Gary completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Kansas-Lawrence in hospitality management. Gary arrived in San Francisco in 1985, first working at the Grand Hyatt, then opening the Portman prior to landing at the Huntington Hotel, where he worked as a manager for 31 years. Gary was loved by his co-workers at the Huntington and by the hotel guests, whom he treated like family.
Gary enjoyed travel to London, Paris, and especially, Hawaii, and enjoyed spending time with his good friends in Sedona, Arizona.
He is preceded by his grandmother, Wanda; mother, Joanne; and stepmother, Virginia. Gary leaves his father, Willard; sisters, Kimberly and Kelley; and stepbrother, Darren; along with several nieces and nephews. Gary also leaves behind his families in San Francisco, Sedona, and in England. Thank you all for your kind expression of sympathy, along with your donations to Project Open Hand in Gary's name.
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