Edward S. Parsons, Jr., of Greentown, died Monday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife is the former Melva Lee Payne. The couple celebrated 63 years of marriage in August.
Born in Greentown, son of the late Edward S. Parsons, Sr. and Susie Ethel Wolff Parsons, he was a member of the Blooming Grove Baptist Church.
Edward was a 1944 graduate of Greene-Dreher High School, Newfoundland, and a 1952 graduate of East Stroudsburg State Teachers College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Science Education. While attending East Stroudsburg, he was involved in many activities, including the Student Senate, the World Outlook, the FTA Who’s Who, Vice-President of his class, Kappa Delta Phi and Sigma Zeta Tau.
Edward honorably served his country with the United States Army in the 88th Infantry Division during World War II, where he received the World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.
He began his teaching career at East Stroudsburg Junior High School, then taught physics at the Newfoundland High School and retired after a 30 year educational career from Wallenpaupack Area High School in 1982.
After retiring from his teaching career, he worked for Sterling Building Components of Hamlin and the Greentown Agway as aStihl equipment mechanic, where he was the oldest person to obtain a gold level Stihl certification. He retired from Agway in 2012 at the age of 86.
Edward enjoyed working on cars and he was well-known in the area for his skills repairing televisions. He was a member of the American Legion Post #859, Newfoundland and Salem Lodge #330, Hamlin.
He is also survived by two sons, Daniel Edward Parsons and wife Beverly of Hartford, Maine; and James Edward Parsons and wife Diana, of Greentown; one brother, James Herbert Parsons and wife Margaret  of Glen Cove, NY; four grandchildren: Leah, Rachel, William and Richard; three nieces and one nephew.
The funeral will be Wednesday, July 2 at 11 a.m. In Wallenpaupack South Elementary Ceneter RT 191 Newfoundland with services by Rev. Doug Rhine, Pastor Blooming Grove Baptist Church Interment will be private, at the convenience of the family, in the Greentown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Blooming Grove Baptist Church, 550 Route 402, Blooming Grove, PA 18428; the Greene-Dreher Historical Society, PO Box 176, Greentown, PA 18426; or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.Arrangements by the Frey-Fetsock Funeral Home, Inc., Village of LaAnna.