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William C. Parkinson, 77, of 90th Street, a retired salesman and industrial foreman, died Thursday (Oct. 23, 1997) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a short illness.

A native of Buffalo, Parkinson served in the Army during World War II. He was a foreman at the former Bell Aerospace plant from 1945 until the 1950s, and a foreman at the Wurlitzer Corp. during the 1950s and 1960s. He retired in 1985 after 20 years as a salesman at Main Magnavox.

Parkinson was a member of the LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, a 53-year member of the Queen City Christopher G. Fox Masonic Lodge, and a 52-year member of Riverside Presbyterian Church, where he was a former deacon.

He coached and played softball in the church league and he was a member of the church bowling league. As an avid baseball fan, he had a special interest in the Baltimore Orioles and the Buffalo Bisons.

His wife, the former Pauline Young, died in 1979.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice Hulsizer of Lewiston and Patricia Parkinson of Niagara Falls; his mother, Ruth Christ of Niagara Falls; a sister, Ruth Dillahunty of Blytheville, Ark.; and two grandsons.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Riverside Presbyterian Church, 815 84th St. Burial will be private.

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