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David Leon Parent

July 24, 1934 - July 25, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date July 28, 2018

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David Leon Parent, 84, of Elida, Ohio, passed away at 5:58 a.m. on July 25, 2018 after recently being diagnosed with leukemia.

David was born on July 24, 1934 in Springfield, Massachusetts to the late Edward and Doris (Barre’) Parent. He married his bride Rosemary Falk, on June 16, 1956 in Lima, Ohio.

David was a 1953 graduate of St. Rose High School in Lima, and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving a total of two years in both Fort Knox and Wiesbaden, Germany. He was employed as a maintenance mechanic for 40 years at BP Chemical. He was an active long-time member and past-president of both the Elida Athletic Boosters and the Western Ohio Track Officials Association and was a track & field and cross country official on the local, state and national level, including many years for the Ohio High School Athletic Association, Ohio Track Officials Association and USA Track & Field. He was a talented woodworker and was a passionate fan of all Michigan sports teams. He had a great sense of humor and was always making people smile, and thoroughly enjoyed regular visits from family and especially hugs from grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Rosemary Parent, siblings Rita (John) Christian of Succasunna, New Jersey, Marjorie (Emerson) Greenman of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Stephen (Pamela) Parent of Punta Gorda, Florida, children Douglas (Bebe) Parent of Findlay, Gregory (Denise) Parent of Belle Center, Tobin Parent of Anchorage, Alaska, Stephanie Miller of Toledo, Joseph (Misty) Parent of Lima, Michael (Jennifer) Parent of Elida and Denise (Douglas) Norton of Union, and lots and lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Doris Parent, siblings Russell Parent, Milton Parent, Barbara Lyons, Neil Parent, Marilyn Morris, son-in-law Thomas Miller, grandchildren Timothy and Ryan Parent and great-grandchildren Jonathon Parent and Lily Norton.

A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Lima with Father Kent Kaufman officiating.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL, where a parish wake service will be held at 8:00 p.m.

Entombment will be held at Gesthemani Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Elida Athletic Boosters or St. Charles Parish.
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.


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