John H. Parrish, Sr., 58

John H. Parrish, Sr., 58, died at his home in Quarryville on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. He was the companion of Carolyn A. Garren. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Edward R. and Charlotte T. Singleton Parrish.

John worked for Packaging Corporation of America in Lancaster for 20 years. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union, Moose Lodge #299 in Lancaster and Riverside Camping Association. He enjoyed bowling and baseball.

Surviving in addition to his companion are two sons, John E. Bender of Manchester, CT and John. H., Jr., husband of Kim Parrish of Lancaster; daughter Michelle, wife of Michael Richardson of Lancaster; three stepsons, Jack, Jason and Donald Smith; three granddaughters; two brothers, Ed, husband of Rita Parrish of Conestoga and Raymond Parrish of Lancaster and a sister Patricia Wittig of Lancaster.

There will be no viewing, however friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 414 East King St., Lancaster, PA. Private interment at the convenience of the family. To send an online condolence, please visit

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please accept my condolence, i john will be miss dearly.john and i use to have a lot of fun back in the day,when we went to the dances and go drinkin.       
pete phillips

Words alone cannot express our sympathy on the untimely death of Uncle John. He will be truly missed by all who loved and knew him. Uncle John will always be in all our hearts as well as you and the family.
All our love, MooMoo,Mike,Mike Jr,Kayla and Mariah Wright

We are so sorry for your loss.  John was such a great person who cared for his family dearly.  His funny laugh and nights bowling while visiting will truly be missed. We love you and miss you John, forever in our hearts.
Love Jason, Jacqueline, Dylan Smith

Sorry to hear of you dad’s passing Michelle. We’re thinking of you.
Jeff & Becky Bouder

Please accept my condolences, I am truly sorry for the un-timely death of my ex-brother in law, John will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Rest in peace John.

Phyllis Mcgill

We were very sorry to hear about your Dad.  We know how much your family will miss him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

The Bair family from Marietta Ave.

Dear Carolyn,
Sorry to hear of your loss, we just found out about John last night, Dec 18th by Sharon Bender.  Just know that are thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.  Jenn, Tommy and I talk about you different times wondering how you are.  If you ever want to talk here are our numbers Jenn 475-5130 and I am 314-7616.

Brenda Bender Hohman and family

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