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Obituary for Audrey Parsons

Audrey Parsons 1924-2016

Audrey Parsons

09/04/1924 - 01/02/2016

Audrey Parsons, age 91, died peacefully on January 2 , 2016 at the Kobacker Inpatient Care House of Columbus, Ohio. She was born September 4, 1924, in Hamilton, Canada, the daughter of the late William Parsons and Jane (Newcomb) Parsons. After becoming a U.S. citizen, Audrey was united in marriage to the late Alfred Carl LaMarca, in Niagara Falls, NY. Upon graduating from Buffalo State University with her Master’s degree, she taught mathematics at North Junior High School in Niagara Falls, NY for 20 years before retiring. In her free time, she enjoyed music and playing the guitar, skiing, hiking, roller skating, reading, white water rafting, sailing and was a worldwide traveler. Her travels included Africa, Russia, the North and South Poles, to name a few. She was very adventurous and had a private pilot’s license. She was a member of the Ninety- Nines Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots. She greatly enjoyed flying glider planes and skydiving as well. Upon obtaining her motorcycle license in the 1970’s, she traveled 100,000 miles touring the United States and Canada on her BMW. Audrey was instrumental with several senior clubs in Hamburg, NY and Westerville, OH, planning activities, playing cards and was actively involved with several committees. In addition, she knitted mittens for the American Council of the Blind of Ohio and supported many charitable organizations, including the Jennifer Corinne Hrobuchak College Fund. She worked at Meijer gas station and convenience store in Westerville, Ohio for 10 years until she retired again, after turning 88 years old. Audrey is survived by 4 children and 3 grandchildren, daughter Corinne LaMarca Gasper (Robert) of Galena, Ohio, two grandchildren, the late Jennifer Corinne Hrobuchak and Michael P. Hrobuchak II; daughter Jody M. LaMarca of Salamanca, NY; son Marty LaMarca (Denise) of Lockport, NY; son Brock LaMarca (Kristen) of Highland Park, IL, two grandchildren, Katie and Lindsay LaMarca. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law; Ronald and JoAnne Parsons and brother-in-law Johnny Kerekes. She was preceeded in death by her sister, Winnie Parsons Kerekes. She will be dearly missed by her family and the many lives she touched throughout her life. In accordance with her wishes, Audrey has donated her body to science, in the care of the Ohio State University, College of Medicine. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214, in her memory, would be greatly appreciated.