|Birth: ||unknown, Guyana|
|Death: ||Dec. 14, 2006, USA|
"Parkinson, The Rev. John A., 88, Philadelphia; Dec. 14. Calls Resurrection, St. Albans, N.Y.; Annunciation & chaplain, Philadelphia State Hospital, Philadelphia; chaplain, LCA SE PA Synod Committee on Social Min., all PA."
"The Lutheran. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers. May 2007, Page 55 'Deaths'".
"The Rev. John A. Parkinson, 88, died Thursday, December 14, 2006. Rev. Parkinson was born in New Amsterdam, Guyana. In 1954, he earned a bahelor of divinity degree from The Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia, began a three-year stint as pastor of West Philadelphia Annunciation Lutheran Church, and married Willye E. Watson. In 1957, Rev. Parkinson took his young bride and infant son to Guyana and became a missionary.
Rev. Parkinson returned to the States in 1958 to become an assistant pastor at Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Albans, N.Y. Three years later, the family moved to East Mount Airy. He was trained as a clinical pastor at Philadelphia State Hospital, where he worked until 1964.
For the next 20 years, Rev. Parkinson ministered to residents at mental hospitals, prisons and nursing homes. These included the Pennsylvania Eastern Psychiatric Institute, Norristown State Hospital, the Philadelphia Detention Center, and the state hospital at Byberry. He earned a master's degree in counseling at Temple University in 1968, and was trained in pastoral clinical training at the Presbyterian Medical Center.
Her retired in 1984, but served as an interim pastor at churches. 'He delivered a powerful sermon several weeks ago at St. Michael Lutheran Church," his daughter said.
Rev. Parkinson is survived by his wife Willye and their children Carol, John, Jr., David, and Jeffrey, and 10 grandchildren."
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