Dr. David M. Parry, 58, of Altoona, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Jan. 3 in his residence.
Parry loved his vacations on Ocracoke and was a frequent visitor to the island.
Born Jan. 27, 1958, in Allentown, he was a son of the late Albert and Emily (Fritsch) Parry.
Surviving are a daughter: Olivia J. Parry of Pittsburgh; a sister, Susan Pagni (Dennis) of North Hampton; a nephew, Justin Pagni; a niece, Sarah Pagni; and his best friend Gwen Fisher.
David was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from The Pennsylvania State University where he remained a tenured professor of philosophy for over 30 years.
A talented musician, he was a member of the Allegheny Bilge Rats Shanty Choir.
A memorial service was held Sunday Jan. 8, in the Stevens Memorial Chapel, Altoona.
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