In Remembrance of Frank Dorsey Parker
Frank Dorsey ParkerScranton, 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.