William A. Parr, Sr., 86, Old Route 30, Orrtanna, died Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Bill was born January 1, 1927 in Littlestown, the son of the late Arthur and Alice Lentz Parr. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Iris Haddon Parr. Mr. Parr was a heavy construction worker for most of his life. He started his career drilling and blasting on U.S. Route 30. His blasting career took him from Wisconsin to New York, including working for Bechtel Construction, Co. on the DC subway system. He also was the head blaster during the construction of the Long Pine Reservoir on the Michaux Forest. Bill was a member of the Good Samaritan Masonic Lodge in Gettysburg. In addition to his wife Bill is survived by four sons, Roger Parr of Biglerville, Larry Parr and his wife Sally of Waynesboro, William Parr, Jr. and his wife Wendy of Orrtanna, and John Parr and his wife Susan of Orrtanna; a daughter, Connie Parr of Orrtanna; two step-daughters; Sandra Unger of Martinsburg, W Va., and Karen Rebuck of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Hertzler of Fayetteville, Susan Frank of Chambersburg, and Barbara Doughenbaugh of New Bloomfield; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Madoline Parr; two sons, Dennis Parr, Glenn Parr; a step-daughter, Pam,; four sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg. Interment will be in White Church Cemetery. There will be a viewing at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorials can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or woundedwarriorproject.org. Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhom.com
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Published in Public Opinion on June 25, 2013