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Subject: OBIT: Walter Aloysius Parrish & Maude Mary Behe
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 12:38:18 -0500
Johnstown Tribune, Monday Evening, December 28, 1931
Parents of Two Pittsburgh Nurses Killed in Crash
Mr. & Mrs. W.A. Parrish Die When Train Hits Auto At Lock Haven Where
They Were To Meet Another Daughter.
Loretto, Pa., Dec. 28.---- Walter A. Parrish of Munster, aged 54, and
his wife, Mrs. Maude (Behe) Parrish, aged 56, were killed last
Wednesday morning when their automobile was struck by a freight train
near Lock Haven. The husband's death occurred an hour later in the
Lock Haven hospital. Mrs. Parrish was killed instantly. The double
fatality occurred within a few minutes before the Munster couple were
to meet their daughter, Miss Lorraine Parrish, a student at Lock Haven
Teacher's College. The trip to Lock Haven was made to bring Miss
Parrish home for the Christmas holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Parrish left
home on Tuesday and spent the night in Altoona. Mrs. Parrish spent
the night with her sister, Miss Mary C. Behe, 716 Seventh Avenue,
while Mr. Parrish was the guest of William Tiers of Bridge Street. The
couple left Altoona Wednesday morning for Lock Haven. A family
reunion had been planned for the Parrish home Christmas, but instead
the day was spent in completing funeral arrangements for the parents.
Walter A Parrish was the son of the late C.L. <misprint, should be
T.L.> and Anna (Kennedy) Parrish. Both he and Mrs. Parrish were
school teachers in northern Cambria County many years ago. Mrs.
Parrish was born in St. Augustine, the daughter of the late Luke and
Walter Parrish was the brother of C.C. Parrish, Braddock, and Mrs.
Mary Quartz, Cresson. Mrs. Parrish was the sister of William L. Behe,
1921 Fifth Avenue; Carl Behe 512 Walton Avenue, and Miss Mary C. Behe,
all of Altoona; John Behe Weirton, WV; Harvy Behe, Detroit, MI and
Mrs. Cecelia Watt, Orange, NJ.
Mr & Mrs Parrish leave the following children: Adrian, at home; Miss
Mary Parrish, a trained nurse in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh; Mrs.
Jean Farabaugh, Loretto; Miss Dorothy Parrish, a student nurse in
Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh; and Miss Lorraine Parrish. <article failed
to mention other daughter, Clare Parrish>
Funeral services were largely attended this morning in St. Michael's
church, of which Mr. & Mrs. Parrish were active members for many
years. Burial was in the church cemetery.
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