David John Parker

David John Parker

October 01, 1957 - July 10, 2004

David John Parker

October 01, 1957 - July 10, 2004

Obituary

David is survived by beloved wife Sheri. David is the loving father of Dustin Parker, Jared Parker, Sullivan Parker, David Parker, Michael Turrigiano and Matthew Turringiano. Beloved brother of Bobbi Elizabeth Parker-Smith, Douglas Frank Parker and Donald Michael Parker. Loving parents John and Mary Parker, and grandfather Arnold Staley.

Too Soon

David John Parker has left us too soon.   

From birth, David was a driving force, determined to conquer the world.  By the time he was 18, he’d already proven himself a competent actor, singer, and athlete. He  was also in the process of becoming a world-class pole-vaulter, having won Gold Medals in three successive years in Canada’s in-door championships.  Achieving his dream of being on the Canadian Olympic track team, he watched politics foil his chances. 

He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an eye of becoming a teacher of Physical Education, but California called and there he built a new life, a new family Terry and three sons: Dustin, Jerad, and Sullivan, and a new business: DJ Parker Construction.

Like all other things that David touched, his new life flourished–even though he endured a difficult all-consuming down time.  But he rose above his problems, with the help of many people, primarily his darling Sheri whom he cherished. David, always the romantic, arranged to marry Sheri the day after Valentine’s and the day before her birthday.  Sadly they were only able to celebrate this three-day event three times. But happily their pride and joy, David John, was born to carry on Dave’s name.

Big-hearted David also took under his wing two more boys: Sheri’s Matthew and Michael. He had mighty plans for his large family.  Many more dreams to fulfill. 

We are now left without his sense of humor, his engaging smile, his determination, his philosophical lessons, his boundless patience, his joy for living, his desire for fair play, his consideration for others, his romantic nature, his eye for beauty, his creative talents, and above all, his love of family.

Yes, our son David has left us all too soon.   John and Mary Parker

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 7/17/04 – 4:00PM at O’Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary.

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37 responses to David John Parker

  1. It was sad news to hear about my cousin David. He was my big, strong,fun-loving, cousin! I could tell last fall when I saw him, that he had found a good place. He seemed happy.

    We are thinking about his children and Sheri. Our doors will always be
    open to them, and our hearts go out to them at this time.

  2. We are left saddened and diminished at the loss of this Son of our dear friends John and Mary. How hard to endure a child preceeding the parent in death. How much harder a spouse. Our thoughts are with the large and loving family he left behind.

  3. Dear John and Mary .. times like this are a true test of faith and I feel certain you have the inner strength and courage to help carry you through the days ahead. David will surely be missed within the family circle and by his many friends. Hopefully the memories of last year’s wonderful family reunion will be a treasure for all of you in the days to come…much love, Barbara

  4. Dear Sheri,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.From your cousin Barbara and the whole Santiago and Sweeney clan.
    Love out to you
    Barbara

  5. Sherri and family,
    Please accept our sincerest condolences. Your mother emailed us the sad news. We will post the news to our Florio-Pierro Family website. Take care and may God bless and comfort you.

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