Robert M. Parks, age 83, of the Town of Tonawanda, died on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Born in Altoona, PA to the late William and Veda (Dell) Parks, he had been a resident of the Town of Tonawanda for the past 58 years. Mr. Parks was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He had been employed as a Head Custodian for the Kenmore/Town of Tonawanda School District for 32 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn (nee McCoy) Parks; three daughters, Sandy (Craig) Schneider of Jacksonville, FL, Karen (Marc) Peters of Amherst, NY, and Bonnie (Evan) Shows of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Andy) Ade, Melinda (Joe) Rudniski, Rob (Sarah) Peters, Henry Falkner, and Amber Falkner. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 25 William St. (Between Morgan & Broad Sts.) City of Tonawanda, where a funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, August 17th at 10 AM. Friends invited. Rev. Rick English will officiate. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Riverside Baptist Church, 346 Ontario St., Buffalo, NY 14207.
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