In Remembrance of Frank Dorsey Parker

Frank Dorsey Parker

Frank Dorsey Parker

Scranton, PA March 3, 1946 ~ December 18, 2013 Date of Service: December 23, 2013






Frank Dorsey Parker of Scranton died suddenly on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife, the former Sylvia Simms, and together they shared 24 years of marriage on August 11th.


Born in Scranton, son of the late Frank Neil and Rebecca Dorsey Parker, he was a 1964 graduate of Scranton Technical High School where he served as class president, and went on to attain his B.S. in accounting from the University of Scranton. Before retirement, he was employed by the University of Scranton for over 42 years. Frank was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church where he served as Trustee and Treasurer, and also was active in the Men of Shiloh. In addition, he was a Past Master of the Oriental Lodge 80 F&AM, and currently served as Treasurer. He was also a 32nd-Degree Mason with Martin Luther King Consistory 86. He was an avid reader, especially appreciating history, westerns and science fiction, and enjoyed watching the History Channel. Frank was a caring and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.


Also surviving are a son Joshua Parker of Scranton; grandchildren Joshua and Sierra Grace Parker; several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as a host of extended family and friends.


The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Shiloh Baptist Church, Wayne Avenue and William Street, Scranton, with services by Pastor Gloria Cheney. Friends may call Monday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. with a Masonic service being held at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forest Hill Cemetery, Dunmore.I


n lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that contributions be made to the Shiloh Baptist Church, 223 William St., Scranton, PA 18508.


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Lucille Palermo Bellas
Posts: 9
H. S. Classmate
Reply #6 on : Tue February 18, 2014, 20:15:07
I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Frank. I graduated from Scranton Tech in 1964 also and I knew Frank. I knew he would make something good of his life, as he was very smart and made things happen. God Bless his family, he left you all too soon. May he rest in peace.
Betty Caboot
Posts: 9
The Parker Family
Reply #5 on : Mon December 23, 2013, 20:54:25
I was so sorry to read of Franks death. I know he was welcomed with open arms to his final place of rest. When death comes suddenly you realize how fragile life can be. Always know the deeper the love the deeper the hurt. May God grant you all peace in knowing we shall all be together again and what a reunion that will be.
Diane Maus
Posts: 9
To Sylvia:
Reply #4 on : Sat December 21, 2013, 12:18:15
Dear Sylvia,
I am so so very sorry to hear of Frank's passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. My condolences to the entire family. I read in the paper you have been blessed with 2 grandchildren.
May you find comfort wrapped in their arms and your wonderful memories.
Diane Richards Maus
Ray Holyk
Posts: 9
Remembering Skipper
Reply #3 on : Sat December 21, 2013, 10:12:41
I feel so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my childhood and longtime friend. Skipper as I had known him where we grew up a half a block apart on Maloney place and Kressler Court and I played together and grew up together as children....Skip hanging at my house and me at his. Later Skip and I attended Scranton Tech and graduated together. Skip was a great friend and wonderful personality. He would go out of his way to help anyone, quietly without fanfare. He was and is good people. May he rest in peace and my deepest condolences to his family.
Carole Mason
Posts: 9
All our Love
Reply #2 on : Fri December 20, 2013, 14:40:14
On behalf of Mother Tresia McClain and the late Reverend Reginald D. McClain, Sr., we the McClain Family offer our sincere condolences for the passing of your loved one; our friend. Brother Parker served well and truly was a devoted man of God. We will miss him. We are here for you always. All our love.
Stanley Petrosky
Posts: 9
Re: In Remembrance of Frank Dorsey Parker
Reply #1 on : Fri December 20, 2013, 12:24:15
To The Parker family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Stanley Petrosky
Tech Class of '64