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May 22, 2007, Volume 53, No. 34

Ms. King, News Bureau

Trudy King, former medical news officer for the University of Pennsylvania, died on May 14 at the age of 78 after a long illness.

After graduating from the College for Women in 1950, Ms. King wrote for several local publications and community organizations before returning to campus as a medical news writer in 1963. She become the University News Bureau’s medical news officer in 1967, covering all five of Penn’s health schools (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Medical Professions) until she retired in 1975.

Ms. King is survived by her stepson, Christian F. Decker III, C ’65, his wife Kathy; she is also survived by grandchildren, Stephanie L. Decker, C ’92, and Boyd C. Decker, EAS ’95, W ’95. In lieu of services, friends are invited to eat well and drink joyfully wherever they are.

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Almanac appreciates being informed of the deaths of current and former faculty and staff members, students, and other members of the University community.

However, notices of alumni deaths should be directed to the Alumni Records Office at Room 545, Franklin Building, (215) 898-8136 or e-mail record@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

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