A funeral Mass for veteran broadcaster Bill Parker is to be held in Binghamton.

Parker died Thursday at Vestal Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 91 years old.

Until recently, Parker had lived in the village of Port Dickinson. He was hired by WNBF Radio in Binghamton in 1948. He worked for decades for the radio station and for the region's first television station, WNBF Channel 12, which signed on in 1949.

Parker's wife, Anne, died in 2007. They had been married for 54 years. He is survived by two daughters and a son.

The family will welcome visitors at Thomas Shea Funeral Home at 137 Robinson Street, Binghamton Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 192 Court Street, Binghamton. Burial with military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Johnson City.

Bill Parker during a "Binghamton Now" radio interview on December 13, 2013. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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