Obituaries – 02-13-2019

George A. Parker Jr.

George A. Parker Jr., of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 27.

He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Philadelphia to George A. and Florence S.

In 1942, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and began a career with Horace T. Potts, a Philadelphia steel distributor, becoming vice president of sales.

Later he began a second career as a pension consultant.

In 1943, he married Geraldine D. Fennessy of Cranston, Rhode Island.

In 1947, they moved to Flourtown, Pennsylvania, with their two sons and their daughter was born in 1954.

Mr. Parker and his wife were active in many social organizations in the Philadelphia area. Both were avid bridge players.

In 1969, they purchased a home in Spray Beach, New Jersey, where Mr. Parker became commodore of the Spray Beach Yacht Club.

In later years, he was president of the homeowners association of Westbay Point and Moorings in Holmes Beach.

A graveside service and inurnment, followed by a reception, will be held in warmer weather in Hillside Cemetery in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Parker is survived by his children Dennis M., David B. and Deborah L. Spector; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his companion of 10 years, Virginia Horne.

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