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Solomon J. King

Solomon Ja-Nien S. King was killed on Saturday, Nov. 13. Solomon was the son of Mieko King and the late Steven King; grandson of Margaret King and Kiyohiro and Izuko Tanaka of Japan.

Solomon was a junior at Wootton High School, where students and staff remembered him as a thoughtful, artistically gifted student who loved writing and poetry. “He was a very quiet, unassuming, but neat kid,” said Wootton Principal Michael Doran.

Celia Chao, Wootton’s junior class president, met with other Wootton student government leaders at school on Monday. They hope to begin a memorial scholarship in King’s name, and to honor his artistic and literary talents through the scholarship.

Friends will be received at Pumphrey’s Funeral Home, 300 West Montgomery Ave. in Rockville (Rt. 28 just off I-270, exit 6-A) on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring.

Solomon’s family was reached to be interviewed.