IRVINE — He was a man who took the time to hug everyone, including a homeless person on the street.
He was a husband who took the time to tell his wife dozens of times a day that he loved her.
And he was a patient father who taught his children about humility and kindness.
He was a man of faith and hope, the kind of friend who was always there.
These were some of the words used to describe Rabbi Bernard King during his funeral Thursday at Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'alot, the Jewish temple in Irvine that was first founded in Newport Beach and where he served for more than 30 years.
King died of liver cancer on Monday at his home in his Lake Forest home. He was 72.
Hundreds of mourners representing a cross-section of generations and faiths, including Muslims and Christians, gathered for the service at the temple on Michelson Drive.