Ge­orge Stew­ard Par­lin Jr.

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - OBITUARIES -

Stew­ard Par­lin died in Erie, PA, on Jan­uary 10, 2019. He was ninety-one years old. He was born in Tren­ton, NJ, to the late Ge­orge Stew­ard Par­lin, and Dorothy El­come Par­lin. His only sib­ling, Ed­ward, died in his youth. He grew up in Glen Ridge, NJ, where he played on the New Jer­sey state cham­pion Glen Ridge High School foot­ball team.

He went to school at the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia and then Har­vard Univer­sity, re­ceiv­ing a BS/Eco­nomics from the Whar­ton Busi­ness School and a LLB from the Har­vard Law School. He served briefly in the US Navy at the end of World War II.

He started his law ca­reer at Cra­vath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, and then went on to work as a tax coun­sel at the Beth­le­hem Steel Cor­po­ra­tion in Beth­le­hem, PA. Upon re­tir­ing, he did vol­un­teer work for Meals on Wheels and for the Sun Inn, in Beth­le­hem.

Stew­ard was an avid and suc­cess­ful con­tract bridge player, ac­cru­ing enough Amer­i­can Con­tract Bridge League points to be­come a Life Master. He was also a stamp en­thu­si­ast who de­vel­oped a starter set of Ital­ian postage stamps gifted to him by his fa­ther into a com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion.

Stew­ard mar­ried Muriel Anne Ruemm­ler in 1950. They were mar­ried un­til her death in 2014. Stew­ard is sur­vived by daugh­ter Kathryn El­come Par­lin, her hus­band Al Bartsch, daugh­ter Ruth Anne Par­lin, son James Stew­ard Par­lin, mar­ried to Dr. Elis­a­beth Wadsworth Joyce, and grand­chil­dren Car­olyn Bartsch, Christo­pher Bartsch, Ur­sula Par­lin, and Cyrus Par­lin.

Stew­ard split his time be­tween his homes in Beth­le­hem and Sil­ver Bay, NY, be­fore mov­ing to Erie to be closer to fam­ily mem­bers. A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at Sil­ver Bay this sum­mer at a date yet to be de­ter­mined. Ar­range­ments are be­ing han­dled by the Bur­ton

West­lake Fu­neral Home, 3801 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506. Send con­do­lences at www.Bur­ton­fu­ner­al­home. com.

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