Donald J. Parker

Donald J. Parker, 83 of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Quality of Life Services in New Castle, PA.

Born in Ellwood City on November 19, 1936, Don was the son of the late George H. and Lillian Ketterer Parker.  Don is survived by his wife, the former Carol A. Behringer whom he married on August 22, 1970.  For over 65 years, Don owned and operated Parker’s Sweepers in Ellwood City and Beaver Falls.  Don was a very proud and active member of the Ellwood City Lions Club.  He joined the club on October 1, 1960 and was president in 1970-1971 and again in 1983-1984.  He was also the club secretary and was honored with a Life Membership in the Ellwood City Club.  Don received his 50year service pin in 2011 and was recognized by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  In 2002 Don was named to the Lions Honor Roll for District 14-N and also received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from Lions International, Lions highest honor.

Besides his wife Carol, Don is survived by his 3 children, Bradley (Dawn) Parker of New Castle, Russell (Lindsey) Parker of Ellwood City and Dawn Marie (Donald Davis) Parker of Wampum, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by a brother, George R. Parker and 2 sisters, Patricia Ann and Jacquelyn K. Parker.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM.

Funeral Services will be held for Don at the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 11 AM with Rev. Thomas O’Brien of the 1st Christian Church.  Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Family suggests memorial contribution can be made to the Ellwood City Lions Club Student of the Month Program in care of the Funeral Home.


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