LeRoy A. Parker
April 07, 1938 - October 17, 2001
LeRoy A. Parker, 63, of 904 Garfield Avenue, Marquette, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday from an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Parker was born on April 7, 1938 in Escanaba to the late Frank and Verna (Pirlot) Parker. He proudly served with the United States Navy from 1956 through March of 1959. On October 26, 1961, he married the former Alice V. Slattery at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette and together they had been married for almost 40 years.
LeRoy was a member of Local #414 and #506 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union. He retired in 1993 from Dresseler Mechanical Company as a plumber.
He enjoyed hunting, going to camp and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
LeRoy is survived by his loving wife, Alice; three devoted children, Mary Alice Parker and her friend John Reider of Marquette, LeRoy (Tracie) Parker of Manitowoc, WI and Michael (Jodi) Parker of Marquette; four wonderful grandchildren, Dustin, Joel, Jonas and Alyssa; two sisters, Clarabelle (Duane) Parker of Marquette and Marcella (William) Wilder of Marquette; a special cousin, Gordon Vincent of Powers, MI; also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home with the Rev. Msgr. Louis C. Cappo officiating. Interment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from noon until the time of services at the funeral home.
Honorary escorts are Matthew Slattery, Derek Bressette, Gordon Vincent, Bill Wilder, Mick Vonck and John LaBonte.