Anne van Patten Grilk King
Anne van Patten Grilk King was born in Hinsdale, Illinois on October 21, 1921 and died at the age of 95 in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Federal Judge Samuel P. King. They met during WWII when both were U.S. Navy officers training to be Japanese interpreters. She is survived by three children: Samuel P. King, Jr. (Adrienne), Louise Keali'iloma King Lanzilotti (Salvatore), and Charlotte Lelepoki King Stretch; six grandchildren (Chris, Sara, Sam, Anne, Charlotte, and Nawa); and one great grandchild (Samuel Wilder, III). Before meeting her future husband, Anne graduated Phi Beta Kappa at Smith College, majoring in Classical Greek language and literature. Later, she earned an M.A. degree in Linguistics at the University of Hawaii and taught English as a Second Language in the Hawaii public school system. Her many community activities included serving as a docent at the Honolulu Academy of Arts for several decades. She will be remembered as a caring friend, an inspiration to decades of Sam's law clerks, and a person of unequalled grace and intelligence. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 3pm at the Parish of Saint Clement, 1515 Wilder Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Kalikolehua - El Sistema Hawaii (a free music program for children in Kuhio Park Terrace housing project), 1735 Dole Street #110, Honolulu, HI 96822, www.kalikolehua.com.
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