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Jay A. Parker, age 65, passed away after a long battle with lung cancer on Friday, August 4, 2017.
Born on December 2, 1951 in New York City, he was the son of Seymour and the late Greta Parker.
He was the beloved husband of Polina Parker; loving father of Ilena Parker and Richard (Jackie) Parker; cherished grandfather of Anastasia Parker; dear brother of Eric Parker and sister in law Debbie Gold; also survived by nephew, Aryeh Gold-Parker and niece, Lily Gold-Parker.
Jay was an avid collector of Lionel trains and other antiques. He loved music, played the banjo and was a devoted fan of the Grateful Dead. As a Physical Scientist at the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, he dedicated his career to developing safety equipment that saves many lives.
All services will be private. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jay’s name to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), www.giveto.pitt.edu.
Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.