Malcolm Sleeper Parker ’27

Malcolm Sleeper Parker ’27 died on September 25, 2005, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Born on May 22, 1904, in the Maine town of Sherman Mills, he prepared for college at Sherman High School and became a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin.

Following his graduation in 1927 cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he taught French and Latin at Worcester Academy in Massachusetts for a year, followed by five years at the Stearns School in Mount Vernon, New Hampshire, and a year at Merrill High School in the Maine town of Smyrna Mills. From 1934 until 1941, he was a teacher and then principal of Guilford Central School in New York, followed by two years as an IBM analyst with Bendix Aviation in Sidney, New York. He was a member of the faculty at the Bainbridge (New York) Central School for a year and then taught and was a guidance counselor at the Afton (New York) Central School from 1944 to 1969.

He did graduate work during four summers at Middlebury College, receiving his master of arts degree in 1931, and also did graduate work at the University of Buffalo in 1939 and at Cornell University in 1959.

He was secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in Afton from 1949 to 1955, an elder of the Presbyterian Church in Afton from 1950 to 1959, an elder in the Oneonta Presbyterian Church in New York from 1970 to 1975, and had served as president of the county counselors and the county teachers in Guilford.

He was married in 1931 to Sara Mazza, who predeceased him, and is survived by a son, Frederic C. Parker of Geneseo, New York; a brother, Robert Parker of Portland; ten grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.