David W. Parker of Kennett Square

David W. Parker, 68, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Oct. 24 after battling Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

David W. Parker

David (Doc) proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from September 1971 to January 1978 as a Fire Protection Specialist. After returning to civilian life, he continued to serve his community as a first responder driving ambulances for the Upper Darby Rescue Squad as well as the Philadelphia Navy Fire Department. He continued his work in the medical field as he became a sleep study specialist with several major hospitals in the Philadelphia, and Norwich, Conn. hospitals.

After retiring in 2019 David took some time to travel and spend time with his family and settled in Kennett Square, with his son. Some of David’s favorite hobbies included grilling, flyfishing, watching golf, watching football, learning to play the guitar, and listening to music.

David is survived by his sisters Gail Midyette, Tina Parker, and Lynn Lauro; his children Elizabeth Parker, Marguerite Parker, Danielle Parker, and Joseph Parker. His grandchildren Jessica Pearl, Tuscan Wright, Dominic Wilkinson, and Naveah Cooper.

David is preceded in death by his parents George Louis Parker and Joan Ann Wallen.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask for your continued prayers, support, and understanding as they grieve his passing and plan his celebration of life.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home.

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