David Dean Parry, 77, of the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough, Maine, and formerly Old Orchard Beach, Maine, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, after a brief illness.
David was born Oct. 5, 1931, in Sandusky, son of Stella C. (Nemitz) and Walter D. Parry. David grew up in Sandusky and graduated from Sandusky High School where he was an all-star athlete in swimming and football. He attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio. David spent two years in the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at Twentynine Palms in the California desert during the Korean Conflict.
Early on, Dave was employed at Alan Ford in Huron. He later spent many years on the road, criss-crossing the country as a self-employed concessionaire. He often spoke of the many colorful characters he met throughout his life. David will be remembered for his quick wit and the wonderful stories of his adventurous life on the road.
David is survived by his three sons, Michael (Debi) of Leominster, Mass., Patrick (Rikki) of, Calabasas, Calif., and Timothy (Amie) of Sandusky; daughter, Susan Wolfe (Kevin) of Milan; 10 grandchildren; sister, Sue Donner (Charles) of Huron; a niece and nephew; and longtime companion, Elaine Loranger of Old Orchard Beach and her family.
David was predeceased by a granddaughter, MaShawna Wolfe; and his parents, Walter Dean Parry and Stella C. Poggiali.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough for their kindness and care during David’s residence there.
There will be no visitation. A celebration of David’s life will be observed at a later date. Arrangements overseen by Old Orchard Beach Funeral Home.