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John M. Park, Applied Physics Lab mathematician, dies

John M. Park, Applied Physics Lab mathematician, dies

John McMonegal Park Jr., a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory mathematician, died of heart disease Jan. 2 at Brighton Gardens of Columbia. He was 89 and lived in Columbia.

Born in Richmond, Ky., he was the son of John M. Park Sr., a farmer, and his wife, Mary Etta Cobb. He was raised on the family cattle farm, and was a graduate of Madison High School, where he was a baseball pitcher and football center. Mr. Park was a past president of the Kentucky Association of 4-H Clubs.

He earned a bachelor’s degree at Eastern Kentucky University and had a master’s degree from Indiana University. Mr. Park served in the Air Force.

He joined the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics...

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