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James “Jim” W. Parker

James “Jim” W. Parker ’62, 80, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2024 at his home. He was the husband of Cathy Parker. 

James Wick Parker, 80, of Delmont, formerly of Jeannette, died Monday, April 22, 2024 at home. He was born September 24, 1943 in Pittsburgh, son of the late James Kenneth Parker and Mattie Elizabeth (Wick) Parker. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Frick Hospital in Mt. Pleasant and he was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the US Navy. Jim was a member of Chicora Lutheran Church. He was a former Call Firefighter and Fire Prevention Officer for the City of Jeannette Fire Department, and was a former member of the Chicora Volunteer Fire Department. Jim was a 1962 graduate of the Milton Hershey School. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Sophia Beighley; a sister, Gertrude Jane Konrad; and his dog, Fred. He is survived by his wife, Catherine (Wilson) Parker; his daughters, Jacqueline Morgan (Mark), Toni Lynn Beattie (Phil), Stephanie Parker and Jamie Parker; seven grandchildren, Jessica Beighley (Andrew), Emily Meader (Jason), Matthew Burczyk (Michael), Nicholas Burczyk (Brianne), Mattie Waltz (Ian), Richard James Mehrenberg and Mathilda Mehrenberg; 10 great-grandchildren Bentley, Katie, Henry, Hannah, Elliana, Anniston, Maverick, Christian, Gracie and Baylee, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday, April 24, 2024 in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment with military rites will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Jim’s wishes were no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Westmoreland County Humane Society.

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