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In Memory

Stanley H. Parr - Class Of 1944

Stanley H. Parr

Stanley Parr Obituary

Stanley Hall Parr, 96, passed peacefully onto his heavenly life on the morning of December 16, 2023. Born Feb. 19, 1927 and raised in Andalusia, PA, he was a son of the late Stanley H. Parr, Sr. and Elsie (Adams) Parr. He was a graduate of Bensalem High School and proudly served in the Merchant Marines at the end of WWII, sailing the world. Stan met his wife, Eleanor, in Hamburg, PA, where both their fathers resided in the sanitarium and their mothers did a little match making! (A silver lining in a dark cloud) He married Eleanor (Thon) Parr and enjoyed 62 years of marriage before her passing on Dec. 28, 2013. They raised two daughters in Newtown, Bucks Co., one becoming an RN, and the other a German Teacher. Employed by 3M, (remember the scotch tape), as a maintenance man, he retired at age 59, relocating to Phoebe Berks Village, Wernersville, in 1991. Never a gambling man, he and Eleanor took a leap of faith moving to a beautiful duplex in a field at Phoebe and becoming the first residents there. He would spend 32 wonderful years there, benefitting from all the supportive services that were added and making many new cherished friends. Stan was humble and kind, a prolific reader, especially of history and WWII, and a loving photographer of his family. He was also an avid gardener, a lifelong stamp collector, a Ham Radio Operator (W3MJR), a proud American and collector of all things! He is survived by his two daughters, Carol, wife of David Kutz, and Linda, wife of Steve Southwick; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren. Three great grandchildren are expected in 2024. Also surviving, is a brother, William Parr, husband of Maxine; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Eleanor; and a sister Rosemary Parr The family wishes to thank Compassus for 9 months of compassionate hospice care and to all the earthly angels at Phoebe Health Care who attended to Stan's needs. The family will gather for a memorial later. Lamm & Witman Funeral Home, 243 W. Penn Ave, Wernersville, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Phoebe, check payable to, "Phoebe-Devitt Homes" and sent to, Phoebe Ministries Office of Philanthropy, 1925 Turner Street, Allentown, PA 18104.

Published by Reading Eagle from Dec. 21 to Dec. 24, 2023.