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Harold C. Parker

By T.J. Woodward

Harold was born in Perry on May 22, 1922 a son of the late George M.C. and Clara Edgerly Parker. A graduate of Perry Central School and Cornell University Class of 1944 and 1949 with his Law degree. He ran his private practice in Perry from 1949-2008, and was the attorney for the Village of Perry for 55 years. He served with the US Army Airforce during WWII with the 13th Airforce in the Philippine Islands. He was a 4 engine B24 Pilot, receiving the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He was a member and Past President of the Perry Rotary Club in Perry receiving the Paul Harris Award, The Free and Accepted Masons Constellation Lodge #404 in Perry, New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, Perry VFW, McKelton Post #350 American Legion and a former Board of Director for AAA in Buffalo. He enjoyed golfing, sailing, traveling around the world with his late wife, and spending time with is family. He is preceded in death by his wife June Parker who died March 5, 2011, and siblings Miriam Parker and Carl (Elaine) Parker.

He is survived by 2 daughters: Patricia (John) Vayda of Maplewood, NJ, Ellen (Jon) Lines of Amherst, 2 sons: Philip Parker of Cheektowaga, Thomas (Kimiko) Parker of Guam, 5 grandchildren: Serena, Allette and Cecelia Vayda, Clarice and Joel Lines, along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Friday March 9th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 10th at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Perry, NY.

  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. Perry, NY 14530 or the Perry Rotary Club P.O. Box 103 Perry, NY 14530. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 

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