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August 19, 2011 > Obituary: John A. "Jack" Parry

Obituary: John A. "Jack" Parry

May 6, 1920 - August 13, 2011

Resident of Fremont

Entered into rest on August 13, 2011 at the age of 91. Loving father to Sue Parry of San Jose, and David Parry and his wife Renee of Niles. Beloved brother of Tom Parry of Fremont and Evan Parry and his wife Ardth of Sonora. Also survived by 2 sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Helen Vieux Parry.

Born May 6, 1920 in Niles, Jack is a U.S. Army veteran who served during WWII and was Master Sergeant in the Finance Corps. He was a mason and a member of Niles Rotary for over 50 years. Jack was the co-chairman of the 1st planning commission for the City of Fremont and is known as the founding father of the City of Fremont. Politics were Jack's passion and hobby, he was a former mayor in 1963 and city councilman from 1960-64. Furthermore, he was the former assistant manager of Niles Central Bank and was the owner and operator of Berchem Meat Co. in Newark.

Visitation will begin on Monday, August 22, at 5pm and the funeral service will begin at 6pm at Fremont Memorial Chapel, 3723 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536. Private burial at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park in Hayward.

Donations can be made to your local Salvation Army or to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Polio Plus, 14280 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693 or to the charity of your choice.

Fremont Memorial Chapel
(510) 793-8900

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