In memory of
George Arthur King
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In memory of
George Arthur King
George Arthur King Jan. 3, 1941 - Oct. 3, 2018 George Arthur King was born Jan 3, 1941, in Los Angeles, to Fred Volz, Jr. and Virginia Morris, and lived his early years in San Jose and the Bay Area. He majored in art in college, and used that interest to make a living his entire working career. After moving to Portland in the early 1970s he started a company designing and manufacturing jewelry for major department stores and gift shops. He changed direction in the early 1990s, moving into the design and construction of historic light fixtures. His company specialized in period-style fixtures for public buildings and restoration projects. His fixtures would come to illuminate halls and rooms in Portland landmarks such as City Hall, the downtown Embassy Suites and Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. Along the way, his interests in photography and film kept his attention well past retirement; at one point, his work was highlighted in a show at Portland's 3D Center of Art & Photography. George was a gregarious, sharp-witted man who captured every room he entered. His family and many friends will greatly miss his humor, his kindness and his creativity. George died Oct. 3, 2018, of B-cell lymphoma in his home in Portland. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Nancy Nesewich; and his son, Tanner Volz. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
George Arthur King
George Arthur King Jan. 3, 1941 - Oct. 3, 2018 George Arthur King was born Jan 3, 1941, in Los Angeles, to Fred Volz, Jr. and Virginia Morris, and lived his early years in San Jose and the Bay Area. He majored in art in college, and used that interest to make a living his entire working career. After moving to Portland in the early 1970s he started a company designing and manufacturing jewelry for major department stores and gift shops. He changed direction in the early 1990s, moving into the design and construction of historic light fixtures. His company specialized in period-style fixtures for public buildings and restoration projects. His fixtures would come to illuminate halls and rooms in Portland landmarks such as City Hall, the downtown Embassy Suites and Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. Along the way, his interests in photography and film kept his attention well past retirement; at one point, his work was highlighted in a show at Portland's 3D Center of Art & Photography. George was a gregarious, sharp-witted man who captured every room he entered. His family and many friends will greatly miss his humor, his kindness and his creativity. George died Oct. 3, 2018, of B-cell lymphoma in his home in Portland. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Nancy Nesewich; and his son, Tanner Volz. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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