Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
W. Oren Parker

   Professor W. Oren Parker, 95, teacher of scene design for many years in the drama department at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and author of a ‘classic’ textbook on scene design, died Monday, Jan 29, 2007 at a hospice in Rio Ranch, New Mexico after a brief illness.

   Professor Parker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Parker of Gladwin. Professor Parker’s brother, 92, lives in Traverse City.

   “Scene Design and Lighting” was first published by Professor Parker in 1963 for college, community and high school drama programs.

   The United States Institute for Theatre Technology rated the book a classic and established an award for scene design in his name.

   The remains have been cremated; memorial services will be in Pittsburgh at a later date.

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