David Parlin Obituary

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David B. Parlin

December 4, 1917 - December 15, 2012
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December 15, 2012 -- David Baker Parlin, 95 years, widower of Esther (Jenney) Parlin after 49 years of marriage; and recent husband of Louise Macomber Ross (deceased). Formerly of Fall River MA; Greenville SC; New Bedford MA; and Westport MA. Son of the late Maude Darling Parlin, well-known Fall River architect, and Raymond W. Parlin, Sanitary Engineer and Street Commissioner for the city of New York. Leaves two children: Carolyn F. Wheelock of Scottsdale AZ and David L. Parlin of St. Augustine FL; and two grandchildren John D. Wheelock of Toms River NJ and Dara M. Parlin of Orlando FL. Brother of the late Frances Davenport of Fall...
December 15, 2012 -- David Baker Parlin, 95 years, widower of Esther (Jenney) Parlin after 49 years of marriage; and recent husband of Louise Macomber Ross (deceased).

Formerly of Fall River MA; Greenville SC; New Bedford MA; and Westport MA. Son of the late Maude Darling Parlin, well-known Fall River architect, and Raymond W. Parlin, Sanitary Engineer and Street Commissioner for the city of New York. Leaves two children: Carolyn F. Wheelock of Scottsdale AZ and David L. Parlin of St. Augustine FL; and two grandchildren John D. Wheelock of Toms River NJ and Dara M. Parlin of Orlando FL. Brother of the late Frances Davenport of Fall Fiver and Westport MA and the late Raymond W. Parlin Jr. of Providence RI.

1935 graduate of Durfee High School of Fall River, 1940 graduate of Brown University with BS in Mechanical Engineering. Joined Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a "student engineer" with co-program towards Masters Degree at the University of Connecticut. Traveled extensively in US and Canada for P&W as a Field Service Engineer and later headed operations in the Northwestern states and Western Canada.

In 1948 joined Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Co. as a development engineer and was involved in massive changes in the technology of carpet manufacturing. Named in over 120 basic patents (US and foreign); Vice President in charge of Licensing (18 countries); later Vice President of Engineering & Research (5 US and Canadian plants). Traveled extensively overseas with 23 round trips to Europe, one around the world, and one to Australia and New Zealand. Involved in the planning and construction of three textile plants in Denmark, Germany, and Japan.

Former officer of Brown Student Engineering Society; President of Bigelow Engineering Society; member of Greenville SC Country Club and Wamsutta Club of New Bedford MA; Director of Cadmans Neck Improvement Association of Westport MA; member of Mayflower Descendants Group, and Sons of the American Revolution.

Donations may be made to Adams House, 1168 Highland Ave., Fall River MA 02720. Memorial services will be held at a future date. Arrangements in the care of Waring-Sullivan Homes of Memorial Tribute, Fall River.

"Had the prilvilge to know Dave Parlin. Worked at Bigelow with him at Georgia Rug Mill. Great Enginer" O . G. Morehead (Summerville, GA)

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