Clarence Russell Parkin, 75, an architect who retired in 1969 as chief of the hospital division in the Bureau of Yards and Docks in the Navy Department, died of cardiac arrest April 23 at the Fernwood nursing home in Bethesda. He had Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Parkin, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Middle Point, Mo. He received a degree in architecture from w0042 ----- r d BC-04/26/83-OBITS01 04-26 0001 Clarence Parkin, Navy Architect, Dies

Clarence Russell Parkin, 75, an architect who retired in 1969 as chief of the hospital division in the Bureau of Yards and Docks in the Navy Department, died of cardiac arrest April 23 at the Fernwood nursing home in Bethesda. He had Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Parkin, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Middle Point, Mo. He received a degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.

In 1936, he moved to Washington and went to work for the old Public Buildings Administration. In 1942, he transferred to the hospital division of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and remained there until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Bethesda.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Gottlob Parkin, of Bethesda; four children, Eugene R., of Point Pleasant, N.J., Mary Clare Auger of Rockville, Sister Judith Parkin D.C., of Emmitsburg, Md., and Christopher L., of Arlington, and nine grandchildren.