Saturday, April 02, 2011

Obituary - Larry Parr

I received this sad news from Abdul Hamid Majid.

Dear All

It is with sadness that I inform friends and associates that Mr Larry Parr former editor of Chess Life and co author of Dato' Tan Chin Nam's
autobiography ' Never Say I Assume' and other chess books passed away
after a short illness in Kuala Lumpur. He passed away this morning @
6:52am on 2nd April 2011.

Larry Parr (standing) kitbizing  IM Mashafizul - WIM Zhang Xiaowen , MCF GM Tournament 2008

His family, Samboon Parr (wife), Christiana Parr (daughter) and Ian Parr
(son) were with him the last month in Subang Jaya Medical Center and
University Hospital.
Larry was born in Seattle, USA, studied in Washington University, and
the last few years was working with Dato' Tan Chin Nam in Malaysia.

His last article for ChessLife on GM Larry Evans was published in the
March 2011 issue.


1 comment:

Russell (Rusty) Miller said...

The correct name of the college Larry attended is University of Washington in Seattle Washington USA.

Russell Miller Vancouver WA