William
William Harvey Parker, a 37 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 in Gardena. Born in New Jersey, William was 62 when he died. William had served in the Army during the Vietnam War, and was an Electrical Engineering Consultant for over 37 years. He is survived by his wife, Jung Ae Parker of Gardena, CA; and daughter, Jennifer Parker Ramirez and family of Fayetteville, NC. William was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Virginia Parker. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel in Torrance on Wednesday March 25, 2009. Service begins at 10am followed by a Reception in the Lighthouse Room. Burial will take place at 1pm at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. My sincere condolences and sympathy to members of Bill’s family. He was an excellent engineer and a person that I liked being around at our engineering symposiums.

  2. Dear Bill, We enjoyed your presence in the neighborhood for over 35 years. You will be missed and remembered. Please don€™t forget us. Love, Claudia, Vivana, Sofia, and Eric

  3. Bill was a nice guy and a great EMI Engineer. He will be missed by many of us. His family and loved ones will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless,

  4. Bill and I go way back to Genisco days. He was a wonderful person and loved EMI/EMC. He will be missed. I want to express my condolences to his family.

  5. I hired Bill right out of college into Genisco in 1972. He has been a close friend and mentor every since. I will remember Bill’s quick wit, his innumerable corny jokes,our common efforts in the EMC business together and the inevitable smelly cigars. God speed Bill.

  6. I knew and occasionally worked with Bill over a timespan of more than 25 years. He was a delightful fellow, always ready to work wih you to achieve a solution to the most mundane and and difficult problems, often puffing a large cigar! He really knew his job. I am sad to hear that he has left us.He will be missed by one and all in the EMC community.

  7. Bill was a great EMI/EMC engineer whose hard work and many graveyard shifts allowed the SBIRS HEO Payloads to meet acceptable radiated emission levels so that they are on orbit today and exceeding performance expectations. That wouldn’t have happened without Bill. Whether working EMI issues or running consecutive LA Marathons, his passion for life will be missed.

  8. Bill was a great EMI/EMC engineer whose hard work and many graveyard shifts allowed the SBIRS HEO Payloads to meet acceptable radiated emission levels so that they are on orbit today and exceeding performance expectations. That wouldn’t have happened without Bill. Whether working EMI issues or running consecutive LA Marathons, his passion for life will be missed.

  9. I had known BIll Parker for a long time through Steve Jensen. I finally got a chance to work directly with Bill last February ’08 for about a month down at General Atomics. Bill impressed me with his practical EMC approach and enthusiam for the EMC profession. I am going to miss Bill. Hope God needs some help solving EMI problems. God now has an expert in Heaven!

  10. My sincere condolences to the family. I had the honour of working with Bill in the mid to late 1990s in Toronto on the MD90 power system. Some good memories…. Again, my condolences. Sincerely, J. Theisen

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about your sudden loss. Going back to the Genisco days with Bill (1983), while I worked at Garrett AiResearch, my other mentor, Clarence Pate, made me visit Bill for EMI testing. Over the years I had the pleasure of working with Bill in Tucson AZ. His knowledge, drive for doing it right the first time, his dry sense of humor, AND the smelly cigars will be missed !! You’ve “earned” your wings, being up there buddy.

  12. I remember Bill. He had the biggest hearty laugh, and was a true expert in his field of EMC. His passing is a great loss to the EMC community. Requiescat in pace et in amore, Bill.

  13. Really sorry to hear about Bill. I’ve been interfacing with Bill on & off for some 25 yrs and he was always good for a smile & laugh, besides his expertise. He will be missed.

  14. I was saddened to hear about Bill’s passing. He was a friend and colleague and I worked with him in Tucson and D&B in California. I enjoyed his technical acumen and contageous laugh. I assume in heaven he can smoke all the cigars he wants! God’s peace to you and his family. He will be missed. Respectfully, Mike James Honeywell engineering

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