Harry Parker Memorials - August 17, 2013

A memorial service for Harry Parker is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Harvard Memorial Church. Parker passed away on June 25 at the age of 77 after serving as The Thomas Bolles Head Coach for Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew for 51 seasons.

The memorial service, as well as a 9 a.m. memorial row on the Charles River, will be streamed free of charge on this web page (weather permitting, for the memorial row). 

Gifts in memory of Parker can be directed to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445

Donors should enclose a note stating who the gift is in memory of and the name of the next of kin. Donations are also accepted online at or by phone at 617-632-3019. 

Community Rowing Inc., which has its boathouse named in Parker's honor, is also accepting donations in Parker's name. The organization has a giving portal set up through "The Giving Common" at The Boston Foundation. To access the portal, visit

Row - 9 a.m.  

Memorial Service - 2 p.m.