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Daniel J. Parks

February 9, 1941 — August 16, 2016

Daniel J. Parks

Parks, Daniel J., 75, Cresson, died August 16, 2016, at Mountain Laurel Nursing & Rehab Center, Clearfield, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Born February 9, 1941, in Cresson, son of the late William and Mary Dorothy (McGuire) Parks. Preceded in death by brothers, John and Gerald Parks; and sisters, Anita Burk, Susie Ellis and Mary Dorothy Russell. Survived by brothers and sisters: Albert Parks (Kay), Margaretville, N.Y.; Rose Marie Dolansky (Joe), Manassas, Va.; Sally Horvath (Joseph), Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Richard Parks (Barbara), Erie; and Peter Parks (Anne), Lewistown; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. After graduation from Cresson High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served four years on the U.S.S. Nespelen, which participated in the Cuban Missile Blockade, as well as tours of duty throughout the Mediterranean. Worked at various jobs in the Cresson area and, prior to retirement, was employed at Wal-Mart, Ebensburg. Member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Cresson, and Sankertown V.F.W. Post 7377. Family and friends received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Church, Rev. Leo F. Arnone. Committal, church cemetery. Military graveside rite by Cresson American Legion, Sankertown V.F.W. and other local veteran organizations. www.cmkennedyfh.com

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Visitation
Friday, August 19, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Charles M Kennedy Funeral Home

233 Keystone Avenue
PO Box 193
Cresson, PA 16630

Funeral Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, Cresson, on Saturday, August 20th at 9:30 A.M.

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