Star-Advertiser: Judge King touched generations
Judge’s spark and humor touched generations
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 30, 2010
At a memorial service fittingly observed as much by laughter as tears, hundreds of mourners bid a final farewell yesterday to retired federal Judge Samuel P. King at St. Andrew’s Cathedral.
King was remembered as a keen legal mind whose far-reaching decisions on land reform, development, privacy and the environment continue to touch the way Hawaii residents live, and whose contributions to the landmark “Broken Trust” essay led to the reformation of the nation’s richest private trust. Speakers also celebrated King as a warm, down-to-earth friend, father and husband whose pearls of wisdom often came wrapped in sheaths of dry humor.
King died Dec. 7 as a result of head injuries sustained in a fall two days earlier.