Robert Parry

Robert C. Parry

Thursday, March 4th, 1954 - Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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Robert C. “Bob” Parry passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 after a yearlong battle with ALS.

He was the son of Ruth B. and Richard B. Parry (both deceased); brother of Richard (Marla); husband of Peggy A. Parry (nee Lennon); and father of Robert C. and Shawn M. Parry by a previous marriage.

Bob was born on March 4, 1954, grew up in Oradell, NJ and graduated from River Dell High School (’72). He was a former member of the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department.

He served a full career and retired from the U.S. Air Force, he spent 43 years in aviation as a licensed A&P Professional. He was employed by McDonnell Douglas, Boeing and the best years spent with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, deployed to many clandestine locations around the world as well as part of the development of the MQ-9 program with the 174th ATKW NYANG.

He loved to dream, travel and above all, spend time in the kitchen. His hobbies included firearms and weaponry of all types, using his skills in wood and metal and taking care of his home while playing with his Golden Retriever Bear".

Bob was a life member of the Air Force Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, as well as a Benefactor Life Member of the NRA and Life Member of H.O.G.

In the end he lost his eternal nerve to ALS.

Internment will be at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Syracuse VA Medical Center, Hospice Wing, 800 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13210.
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Gary Fink

Posted at 08:53pm
Gary Fink
I will always have wonderful memories of Bob. When we were growing up in Oradell we had some great times at the Oradell skating pond after school and sometimes in the evenings. Bob, myself and our friend Steve Merkel would see who could climb over the Brownie house roof the fastest without being caught. Sometimes Coach Muehleck woiuld catch us and chase us away. We were lucky most of the time. After graduation in September 1972, Bob went into the Air Force and I into the Army. We kept in contact as mush as possible. When my commitment was up I went home and we lost contact with each over for 28 years until the company I work for had to make a shipment to Generalt Atomics so I needed to call for information. While on hold I heard the name Mr. Parry being paged so I asked if I may please speak to Mr Parry and my contact put me through to his extension. It was the Bob I knew and we talked as long as possible. I learned a several years later that Bob and Peggy moved to Upstate and we made contact again. Bobby was good person and friend and I know I will surely miss Bobby and I know all who new him will too! As Bob said the last time I saw him, See you on the Other Side!!
Rest in Peace Bob

Gary Fink

James Lake

Posted at 10:15am
I have fond memories of Bob as an athlete on my track team at RD. I can remember getting the Oradell police to find Bob and Lennie Haak while they were fishing with permission at the reservoir during a state track meet. Turned out that the order of events were changed and the shot and discus were moved to the am. Thanks to the OPD, the guys made it on time and took first and second. Bob was always positive and fun to be around. Thank you for your service Bob. Rest in peace.
Jim Lake

Bill White

Posted at 06:45am
My deepest sympathy to all the family in this loss. I will miss all the good times together and your friendship of many years. God Bless!

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