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Janet L. King, University of Virginia fundraiser, dies at 57

Janet L. King

Janet L. King, a former fundraiser at the University of Virginia, died Aug. 6 at her home in Charlottesville. She was 57.

The cause was lung cancer, said her husband, Robert M. McGinnis.

Janet Lee King was born in Bethesda and graduated in 1974 from Fairfax County’s Fort Hunt High School. She was a 1978 graduate of James Madison University. She received a master of fine arts degree in 1982 from the California Institute of the Arts.

Ms. King lived intermittently in the Washington area before settling in Charlottesville in 1989. She held various fundraising jobs with the University of Virginia for 15 years and also worked at a picture framing shop and as a collections manager at U-Va.’s Fralin Museum of Art.

She had been on medical disability since 2007.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Robert M. McGinnis of Charlottesville; her father, George Jack King Sr.; and two brothers, Michael King and Jack King Jr., all of Alexandria.

— Bart Barnes

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