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Thomas Lee Parker

April 12, 1959 ~ July 20, 2021 (age 62)


Thomas Lee Parker, age 62, passed away Tuesday July 20, 2021 in his residence.

He was born April 12, 1959 in Logansport to Sharon (Hizer) Parker-Ely. On June 28, 1996 at home plate of the Rochester City Softball Park, he married Patricia Ann Geller who survives.

Tom was a 25 year member of Union Hall Local #274. He enjoyed playing softball and umpiring. He was well known for starting and running an all-night softball tournament at the Rochester City Park for over 15 years.

Survivors include his wife Patricia, his mother, Sharon Parker-Ely, CA; one brother, John (Angie) Ely, Maine; son, Richard (Chandra) Whittenberger, Warsaw, IN; daughter, Angela Parker, CA; two granddaughters, Lexi and Hadley Whittenberger; one niece, Ariel Ely; and two nephews, Justin Ely, Logan Ely.

One daughter, Kayleigh Ann Parker, preceded in death.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 4 -7 pm Tuesday in the Gundrum Funeral Home and Crematory.

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