Charles D. Parker, 59, of Scranton, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at his home. He leaves behind his wife, Mary Ann Cohowicz Parker, and devoted friend, Patti Robinson.
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Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Jesse and Bernice Scott Parker. Charles was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He especially enjoyed fishing and playing golf with his son, Christopher.
He was also preceded in death by his three sisters, Marcia Blackwell, Thelma Elaine Parker and Bernice "FiFi" Parker; and a brother, Jesse Parker.
Also surviving are his children, Christopher and his wife, Debbie, Wilkes-Barre; Desiree, Michelle, Carly and Mariah Parker; along with a sister, Carla P. Smith; and brothers, Earl and Leon Parker, all of Scranton; also 12 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of his life to be held on Saturday at noon at the Bethel AME Church, 716 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, with the Rev. Tawan E. Bailey as celebrant.
To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, visit www.gubbiottifh.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Sept. 5, 2013