Oct. 19, 2012
William R. Parrish, age 65, formerly of Shavertown, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at the Mercy Center, Dallas.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Edward (Ted) and Ruth Maloney Parrish.
Bill was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1965, and Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus, where he earned an associate's degree.
He had been employed at Wilkes-Barre Iron and Wire, Air Products and Chemicals, Hanover Township, and worked as an estimator for Dunbar Builders and Hardware, Wilkes-Barre.
For a number of years, Bill was active in the Back Mountain youth programs, coaching baseball and soccer. He was an avid fan of all Penn State athletics and Pittsburgh Steelers Football.
Bill was a member of Shavertown United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, the former Joanne Bullock; daughter, Michelle Meade and husband, Michael, Shavertown; son, Mark Parrish and wife, Keisha, Middle River, Md; grandchildren, Jensen and Jordyn Meade, Savannah and Joshua Parrish.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown, PA 18708. The Rev. Marian E. Hartman will officiate. Interment will be made in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Friends may call today from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Parrish family wishes to thank the staff of the Mercy Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their care and compassion. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Mercy Center, 370 Lake St., Dallas, PA 18612, or to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.