Obituary: Kenneth G. Tong

Kenneth G. Tong, at 87
Kenneth G. Tong, of Hull, died Monday, July 9, at the age of 87. 
Mr. Tong was born in Quincy. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, during the Korean Conflict. He designed and built the former Atlantic Aquarium and the Nantasket Antique and Gift Center, both located in Hull. He had a very distinguished career at GTE Government Systems Corp. and General Dynamics Defense Systems. He also worked at J. Wiley & Sons in New York, where he wrote the Wiley Series on Human Communication.
Mr. Tong held a master’s degree in journalism; he wrote many articles and taught at many universities. He enjoyed time spent fishing with his son and building ship models.
Loving father of Dean Tong of Tampa, Fla., he was the grandfather of Christine Crum and Kenneth A. Tong and great-grandfather of Ivy Claire Crum, all of Florida. He was the brother of Marjorie Townsend, of Scituate, and the late Robert Tong. Mr. Tong is also survived by his companion, Karen Clemente, of Hull; his close friend and former wife Claire Tong, of Hull; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, 12 Quincy Ave., Quincy, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be at Hull Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, 487 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045.
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