Patrick E. Parks, 83

February 08, 2023

Patrick E. Parks, 83, of Lititz, entered eternal rest on February 8, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Lester and Margaret (Burke) Parks. In December he celebrated his 65th wedding anniversary with his “Honey”, Virginia Parks.

Patrick was a quiet person that dedicated his life to his family. He was the family videographer; always behind the lens recording and capturing their memories together. He had a passion for learning all things, especially American history. He was a wealth of knowledge and would often be referred to as “Google before Goggle”. Patrick was an avid pool player and enjoyed the women’s circuit. He shared his hobbies with his family, everything from fishing at the Delaware Bay to frequenting the National Parks.

He was a dedicated employee of Federal Mogul for over 33 years and was a proud Marine Corp veteran.

He will be missed by his devoted wife Virginia; their children, Lynne Strum of Hampton, VA, Patrick E. “Chip” Parks, Jr., husband of Wanda of Lancaster, and Shelley, wife of John Banta of Bozeman, MT; grandchildren, Heather Strum, Eric Strum, Lauren Eusner, Chelsea Parks and Zoë Banta; great grandchildren, Travis, Sara, Elizabeth, Hazel, and Maris; and a sister, Carol Graf. He was preceded in passing by his parents and a son-in-law, W. Neil Strum.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care.

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Condolences to the Family

February 21, 2023

My sincere condolences to the family.  I will always remember Pat for the smile he so willingly gave and always the kind words and helping way.  He was a great guy to work with and will be very much missed for his kind ways to his fellow man.  He truly was a great man.
Rita Seick

February 21, 2023

Dear ginny and family.  My deepest heartfelt condolences in the death of your beloved pat.  Dad really liked him so much.  They were good friends. Semper Fi.  
BJ DeMora Parmer

February 20, 2023

Sending my heartfelt condolences to all the family, especially my dear friend, Carol Graf.  
Mary Ederson Risko

February 20, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss.  You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Patti McCurdy (Cremer)

February 19, 2023

My condolences to Ginny and family for your loss.  I never had the pleasure of meeting her husband, but I knew Ginny and her brother Clifford Junior quite well.  Rest in Peace.

February 19, 2023

Ginny , My condolences to you and your family on your loss….. I remember working with you and Pat for many years at Federal Mogul/ NTN-BCA ….. God Bless You and your family and may he RIP.
Charles”Smoke” Smith 
Sprng Grove,Pa

February 16, 2023

So sad for the loss of your  husband and Father .
I remember seeing the Parks clan  thru the days of sports and activities at St Annes, then at LCHS.
I think of Lynn often from our time  playing basketball. 
Kathy Butz

February 16, 2023


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