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J. Sydney King, WBAL-TV executive, dies

J. Sydney King, WBAL-TV executive, dies

James Sydney King, a retired WBAL television executive who was active on numerous charitable and civic boards, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Nov. 4 at the Pickersgill Retirement Community.

The former Ruxton and Roland Park resident was 91.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Lanvale Street in Bolton Hill, he was the son of John Theodore King Jr., a physician, and Charlotte Baker, a Walters Art Museum board president.

He attended the Calvert School and was a 1943 graduate of the Gilman School.

During World War II he served as an Air Force bombardier instructor and...