An obituary about Richard J. Aubry in yesterday incorrectly stated that he cofounded the 7&9 Shoppe with his first wife, Erma Huss Aubry. He founded the firm with his second wife, Katherine S. Aubry. (Published 12/4/87)
The Rev. Arthur John Parker, 60, the former pastor of Contee AME Zion Church in Washington and several other AME Zion churches, died of cancer Dec. 1 at George Washington University Hospital.
Mr. Parker, who lived in Hyattsville, was born in Daytona Beach, Fla. He came to the Washington area in the late 1940s after serving in the Army, and he graduated from the Modern School of Music here.
During the 1950s he worked at the U.S. Patent office, and in the 1960s he attended Livingstone College at Hood Theological Seminary where he received a master's degree in divinity.
Before he became pastor at Contee AME Zion Church, he had been pastor of AME Zion churches in Belmont, N.C., St. Croix, V.I., and Danbury, Conn.
In 1976 and 1977, Mr. Parker was pastor of St. Peter's AME Zion Church in Cleveland. From 1977 to 1982 he was pastor of St. Paul's AME Zion Church in Salisbury, Md., then from 1982 to 1985 was pastor of John Wesley AME Zion Church in Chambersburg, Pa. From 1986 to October 1987 he was pastor of John Wesley AME Zion Church in Baltimore.
He had lived in Hyattsville and commuted to his churches since 1979.
During the 1970s and 1980s Mr. Parker had also worked as a correctional officer for the D.C. Department of Corrections and as a subsititute school teacher in Prince George's County.
Survivors include his wife, Evelena Parker of Hyattsville; two children, Michelle D. Parker of Hyattsville and Henry D. Parker of Savannah, Ga.; a sister, Eartha M. Rogers of Daytona Beach; and two grandchildren. RICHARD J. AUBRY,
78, a founder and president of the 7 & 9 Shoppe, a women's clothing firm, died of cancer Nov. 26 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. He lived in Alexandria.
Mr. Aubry was born in Toledo. He graduated from the University of Toledo and received a master's degree in communications at American University.
He moved to the Washington area about 1938 and joined what became the Civil Aeronautics Administration. He and his first wife, Erma Huss Aubry, founded the 7 & 9 Shoppe in 1950. The store specialized in petite sizes for women and had as many as four outlets during the 1970s.
Mr. Aubry also had been a private pilot and participated in air circuses and other aviation events during the late 1920s and the 1930s.
His marriage to his first wife ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine S. Aubry of Alexandria; two children by his first marriage, Richard J. Aubry Jr. of Alexandria and Barbara Ann Walsh of Oakton; one brother, Paul Aubry of Toledo, and eight grandchildren.