Jean R. Parry - 7/19/2017

Jean R. Parry-7/19/2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - Jean R. Parry, 93, formerly of Woodlawn Commons, Saratoga Springs, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Wesley Health Care Center. She was born in Schenectady, NY, to William and Addie Vandenburg Robinson on July 28, 1923. Raised in Boonville, NY, she graduated from Boonville High School. Following college, Jean worked at Revere Copper and Brass in Rome, NY, during the war effort (WWII) and in the post war period. There, she met her husband, John Parry. After raising their family in Lyons Falls, she and her husband built a summer home in Brantingham, NY. Jean worked for the South Lewis Central School System in Turin, NY, as the secretary to the District Principal, retiring in 1990. In her younger years, Jean enjoyed horseback riding, downhill and cross-country skiing. She was an avid golfer. Jean was adept at painting, molding ceramic sculptures, and had a good eye for refinishing antiques. She was predeceased by John (1997) and by her brother Donald Robinson and his wife, Rosemary. Survivors include her son, Jeffrey Parry of Scotia, NY, and daughters, Susan Parry of Walden, NY, and Cynthia Parry of Helena, Montana; son-in-law, Peter Strauss, and daughter-in-law, Lucy Parry; grandchildren, Caitlyn Joyce, Gwyneth Joyce, Michael Strauss and Jennifer Parry. She also leaves behind her nephew, William “Bill” Robinson. A graveside remembrance will be held on July 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Brantingham Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Jean R. Parry’s name to the Lyons Falls Library, 3918 High Street, Lyons Falls, NY 13368. Online condolences may be made at www.glenvillefu