Obituary: John Alden Parks

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John A. Parks

John Alden Parks, 82, of Montrose, PA, passed away after a short illness on June 20, 2022, at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, PA. 

He grew up in the Greenville, NY, area and was born on June 22, 1939, to the late Marvin and Vera (Charters) Parks and graduated from Greenville Central School District in 1957. 

After a brief stint in the Air Force, he returned to the Schenectady/Albany area and started working for UPS. It turned into a career of driving trucks for many companies and as an owner operator for 48 years. He was a member of Local #294 in Albany, NY. John made a point of living life according to his terms.

John’s real love in life was motorcycles — riding them, racing them on dirt tracks, reading about them and talking about them. He attended motorcycle mechanics school and really knew his stuff about motors in general. John was a life member of Square Deal Riders in Harpursville, NY, and the American Motorcycle Association. He made many friends all over the country while trucking into all 48 states and kept in touch with many high school classmates.

John is survived by his wife, Kathy; daughters Stephanie Witmer of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Tara Parks in Vernon, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Danielle Parks, of Hallstead, PA; stepson Mike Adams of Frederick, MD, and a total of five grandchildren; a sister, Gail Biskutich, of Greenville, NY. He was predeceased by a daughter, Allyson Benjamin.

Services for John will be privately held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Fairdale Cemetery.

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