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Paterson Fireman Jospeh Parkin, Jr.
By RON JEFFERS
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Posted on 1/30/2020
By ROBERT CONNELL
Retired Paterson Fireman Joseph Parkin, Sr., sitting, during a Flag Day ceremony.
Joseph Parkin, Sr., was a fireman in the city of Paterson from 1957 to 1982. He also served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Fireman Parkin passed away on January 27th at the New Jersey Fireman's Home in Boonton. He was 95-years-old.
Parkin was a life-long resident of Paterson-the city that he loved. His sons, Scott and Joseph Jr., are retired city fire captains. The senior spent most of his career with Truck Co. 2.
Parkin was a member of FMBA Local 2, Retired Paterson Fireman's Association, The Bernard Armitage Legion Post # 360 of Paterson, Elks Lodge #2111 in Totowa, and VFW Post #7165 in Clifton.
The senior Parkin continued be active with fire department events, such as attending a recent monument dedication and wreath laying ceremony at Fire Headquarters for fallen city firefighters.
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