We extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Parker family on the passing of your patriarch, Dennis Devon Parker. I (Ann) met Dennis in the course of my work in the Bell Telephone system. And as my husband George says, “When I met Dennis, I could tell from the beginning that he was the kind of guy who would be a great friend.” From mentoring me in my business career, working with him as a consultant, and then extending those relationships to home and family, Dennis Parker has been an important person; a great friend, in my life. He has fixed my car, taken us to a Drum Corps competition, hosted us at the lake, and visited us in New Jersey. We will miss getting together with Dennis on our trips to puppet conventions in Missouri. I hope to, sometime, hear again his cheery greeting of “Hey, lady!”.