Henry F. Parry, physician

Obituaries October 23, 2013 0 Comments

Henry Frazer Parry, 99, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a physician who was the founding director of what is now Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, died Oct. 4 at Foulkeways Retirement Community in Gwynedd.

Dr. Parry was a founder in 1958 of Magee Memorial Hospital, the first specialty rehabilitation hospital in the Philadelphia area. He later served as director of rehabilitation at All Saints Rehabilitation Hospital at Stenton and Evergreen avenues in Chestnut Hill.

Dr. Parry was a graduate of Germantown Academy and Haverford College. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and completed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Athletic and adventurous, he stayed alert and active throughout his life and enjoyed sports, especially tennis, squash, golf and bicycling. He maintained a regular walking routine through the wooded pathways at Foulkeways until a few weeks before his death.

He is survived by his wife, the former Kathleen Anderson; a daughter, Martha Parry; a stepson, Steven Shaffer, and a step-granddaughter. Dr. Parry’s first wife, the former Mary Kelly of New York City, died in 1984.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Church of the Messiah, 1001 DeKalb Pike, Lower Gwynedd. Memorial donations may be made to The Landscape Fund for Woodland Restoration, Foulkeways, 1120 Meetinghouse Rd, Gwynedd, PA 19436. – WF

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