Joseph M. “Joe” Parker, 74, of Gilbertsville, formerly of Abington, husband of Ruth Ann (Goodrich) Parker, passed away on Thursday, July 25 at Sanatoga Center.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Sarah (Freeborn) Parker.

Joseph was a U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sargeant who retired with more than 25 years of service. He earned his BS in criminal justice from LaSalle University and worked as a police officer for Abington Township Police Department from 1972–1998. He was a member of Montgomery FOP Lodge 14 and VFW Post 15040. Joe enjoyed fishing and antique cars. However, it was spending time with his family that brought him the greatest joy.

Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years; daughters Sharon Warrington, wife of Joseph, and Tracy Segal, wife of Pavan; sister Sally Tait, wife of Jeff; and three adored grandchildren Joseph, Maya and Evan.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 2 at 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville, with burial to follow at Whitemarsh Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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