Edward K. “Kenny” Parker, 64, of 114 W. Penn St., Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Wednesday at his residence surrounded by his family.
Born in Shenandoah, April 17, 1951, he was a son of the late Charles and Helen Maksimak Parker.
He was educated in the Shenandoah area schools.
Kenny retired from Jeld-Wen, Ringtown, after a 27-year career.
On Oct. 25, 1969, in St. Michael Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Shenandoah, he married the former Maryann Horan, who survives.
He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly St. Casimir Church, Shenandoah.
Kenny was well known and was frequently seen walking around town. He enjoyed trips to the casinos. However, most important to him was being with his grandson, his “little buddy,” Jeffrey.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles “Cookie” Parker and Raymond “Danny” Parker.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 46 years, Maryann, are two sons, Shawn M. Parker, Shenandoah, and Brandon S. Parker and his wife, Ami Jo, Elkton, Md.; a daughter, Somer Parker, at home; a brother, Robert “Bob” Parker, Shenandoah Heights; a sister, Helene Parker, Whitehall; a grandson, Jeffrey Davidson, at home; a granddaughter, Caroline Parker, Elkton, Md.; additional grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday morning at St. Casimir Church, sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.