E. Bruce Parrott, 70, sales representative

October 23, 2003

E. Bruce Parrott, whose career as a sales representative of residential, commercial and industrial lighting products spanned 40 years, died of cancer Saturday at his Bel Air home. He was 70.

Mr. Parrott was born in Baltimore and raised in Federal Hill and West Baltimore. He was a 1951 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington, and earned his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1959 from Loyola College.

He had served in the Navy during the early 1950s.

Mr. Parrott, who had lived for many years in Fallston before moving to Bel Air two years ago, had worked as a manufacturers' representative for several electrical products manufacturing companies.

For 18 years until retiring in 1999, he had held several positions including technical sales representative engineer and application engineering representative with Philips Lighting Co. of Holland.

He was an accomplished woodworker who constructed in his garage workshop a boat-shaped book shelf, a blanket chest, a cantilevered bunk bed for his son and a 5-foot lighthouse for a friend.

He also enjoyed target shooting, golf, fishing and sailing. When he was in his early 20s, he learned to fabricate sails. He later designed and sewed a set for a sailboat he owned.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Hartley Miller-Stella Funeral Home, 7527 Harford Road.

Mr. Parrott is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Joanne Stoner Kreider, a Republican state delegate who represents Harford's District 35A; a son, Scott B. Parrott of Bel Air; a daughter, Jennifer Joanne Parrott Hall of Whiteford; and several nieces.

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