Ralph J. Parrish 78, formerly of McDonald, died, Saturday, April 27, 2019.
He was born July 16, 1940 in Pittsburgh; a son of Ralph and Norma Minaham Parrish.
Mr. Parrish served in the United States Marine Corp for 6 yrs. After his honorable discharge he worked for the Port Authority as a bus driver for over 20yrs. He then became the owner of Patrick’s tavern in McDonald. After selling the tavern, he worked for the Meadows casino as a security guard.
Ralph was a former Mayor of McDonald. He was a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, using his talent to raise money for St Jude’s Research Hospital, at various fundraising events. He also was a member of the McDonald VFW.
On March 23, 1990, he married, Alice J. Fircak who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Gina (Shaun) Kazmarski of Peter’s Twp. and Dana Parrish of Bridgeville, PA; a brother, David Parrish of North Port, FL; a sister, Diane Horne of Pleasant Hills; two grandchildren, Justin Kazmarski and Lauren Camp; two great-grandchildren Aaron Luvawi and Carter Maringo.
Deceased is a sister, Carol Sattler.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00am in Nation Funeral Home Inc. 220 E. Lincoln Ave. McDonald, PA. 15057. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
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