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Rev. Dr. Julian Philip "Phil" Park

date of birth May 24 1933

date of death April 12 2012

Rev. Dr. Julian Philip Park, 78, of Portland, OR, passed away peacefully at his home at Calaroga Terrace on April 12, 2012, under hospice care.

Phil Park was born on May 24, 1933, in Martinsburg, PA, to Julian and Mildred Park.  He graduated from Holidaysburg High School and Grove City College.  Rev. Park earned his divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Doctor of the Science of Theology from San Francisco Theological Seminary. 

Phil served as a missionary in Japan from 1987 to 2001.  During this time he worked with the Korean Christian Church to protest discrimination against the Korean minority in Japan.  Later, he taught on the faculty of the Department of Law and Political Science at Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan.  Rev. Park served as pastor of St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Portland prior to his service in Japan.

Phil is survived by his daughter Pamela Walker, son-in-law Robert Walker, and grandchildren Christopher and Michael Walker of Corning, New York; his brother Arthur Park of Royal Oak, Michigan, and granddaughter Chloe Marette of Cuernavaca Mexico.  He is predeceased by his daughter Suzanne Marette.

A service in memory of Phil’s life will be held on Monday, April 16, at 2:00, in the chapel at Calaroga Terrace, 1400 NE Second Avenue, Portland, the Rev. Dr. Paul Davis officiating.

Arrangements by Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial, Tigard, Oregon.

4 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Annette Kelly and Family Dear Pam and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure Suzi and her dad are looking down on you with happiness because they are together again. We are thinking of you.

Candle lit by Dr. Arthur Park My brother Phil was always someone I looked up to for both his academic and personal achievements. Phil spoke at least three languages, authored two books and 60+ articles for various magazines and participated in the civil rights movement with Dr. King. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Candle lit by Dr. Arthur and Mary Park, Stephen and Rhonda Park, Amy and Chrostopher Goddeke families We want to light a candle for our brother, uncle and great uncle Phil with fond memory and love. Dr. Arthur and Mary Park (brother and wife) Stephen, Rhonda, Julian and Aidan Park (nephew and family), Amy (Park), Christopher, Marion, Robbie and Brendan Goeddeke (niece and family)