Kenneth F. Parker, 84, of Florham Park, passed away peacefully at his home on February 26, 2022.
Ken grew up in New Providence, NJ, and attended Summit High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a crew chief stationed in the Azores and later graduated with honors from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After spending many years in corporate sales, he decided to pursue his passion for woodworking and opened his own cabinetmaking and antique refinishing business.
Ken was a man of many interests and talents. He was a champion weightlifter, winning the Mississippi state championship in 1964. He later became a competitive pistol shooter on the N.J. State Pistol Team. He was a proficient musician who played in an Irish folk band and later in a rock band. He was also a skilled artist and voracious reader.
Beloved husband of 54 years to Doris (Mato) Parker. Devoted father of Susan Parker, her husband Greg Berzolla, Jonathan Parker and his wife Sarah. Proud grandfather of Abigail and Ellie, Emma and Charlotte.
Kenneth was pre-deceased by his parents Frederic and Joan (Rixon) Parker.
A celebration of his life will be held at Jonathan and Sarah’s house, 124 Crescent Road, Florham Park on Thursday March 3 from 4-8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kenneth’s memory to: Susan G. Komen Foundation or St. Hubert’s Animal Hospital, see donation box below for details….
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas TX 75244
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
P.O Box 159, Madison NJ 07940