Margaret R. Parke, bank officer

June 21, 2013

Margaret R. Parke, a retired vice president and branch manager of the old First American Bank, died June 10 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She was 90.

She had complications from abdominal surgery, her daughter Margaret Ellen Parke said.

Mrs. Parke settled in Washington in 1964 and began working as a teller at the old Union Trust Co. After a merger, she became one of the first female executives at First American Bank. She retired in 1988 as vice president and manager of the bank’s MacArthur Boulevard branch.

Margaret Rebok was born in Philadelphia and was a 1943 journalism graduate of the old Penn Hall Junior College in Chambersburg, Pa. She moved frequently with her husband, a naval officer, and lived in Saigon from 1960 to 1962.

Mrs. Parke was a director of the altar guild, a vestry member and treasurer at St. John’s Episcopal Church at Lafayette Square. She was a past president of the Foxhall Community Citizens Association in Washington and a member of the Army and Navy Club.

She was also a member of the Circumnavigators Club, an organization of people who have circled the globe.

Her husband of 58 years, retired Navy Cmdr. Everett A. Parke, died in 2003.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia P. Beukema of Minneapolis and Margaret Ellen Parke of Fairfax County; a sister; two grandsons; and a great-grandson.

— Matt Schudel