OBITUARY

Roger Allen Parker

March 6, 1944February 20, 2021

Roger Allen Parker, age 76, of Lynnwood, Washington passed away in Kirkland, Washington on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Roger was born in Denver, Colorado on March 6, 1944.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.floralhillslynnwood.com for the Parker family.

A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

The service will be streamed live by OneRoom streaming in two parts, and the recordings will be available to view for 90 days.

To view the first part, please go to www.oneroomstreaming.com, click on the box in the middle of the page that says 'Watch Your Service,' and enter Event ID PurdyWFH and Password KCOFWH.

To view the second part, please enter Event ID PurdyWFH and Password NAIAJC.

Due to the service being streamed in two parts, a small portion of the included video tribute by Roger's son, Alex, was dropped.

To view an uninterrupted version of his video, please cut and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDwgfMIIzGM&feature=youtu.be

Please call the funeral home at 425.672.1800 if you have any questions or needs. Thank you!

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • Reception

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Memories

Roger Allen Parker

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Matt & Renee O’Connor

March 2, 2021

We are deeply saddened by Roger’s passing. From Bard on the Beach, the GWT & many GSSL board meetings Roger was always up for a challenge & a glass of Johnnie Walker Blue. We both are fortunate to have know you guys & been a part of your life. Be strong & reach out if you ever need anything.

Chris Hutchings

March 2, 2021

I’ll always remember uncle Roger as a very humble but highly intelligent man that was so easy going. When I was visiting the summer before my 13th birthday we played monopoly and I had won. My dad, uncle Roger’s younger brother, taught me chess and always won, he said I had to win on my own. Later I knew there was no way I could have beaten Roger at monopoly on my own but I always enjoyed the fact he let me have that moment. He was a world traveler and had amazing experiences, but I’ll mostly miss having a bunch of laughs at a poker game and all the great chats that he enjoyed having.

Bruce Holmes

March 2, 2021

We are deeply saddened by the Parker family's loss. We in AirMarkets Corporation were honored to enjoy a creative relationship with Roger over the years. We will miss his innovative thinking in the science of transportation demand modeling. We will also miss his sense of humor and ability to laugh in all situations. Through Roger’s inventive development of the AirMarkets Simulator, we were able to help a few leading aircraft companies around the world, as well as NASA leadership, make smarter decisions on their new designs and R&D programs in the emerging “Advanced Air Mobility” space that is now growing rapidly. Roger’s legacy is a powerful testament to his labors over decades in laying the foundations for understanding and modeling consumer-driven demand for airline travel. We will miss Roger's innovative thinking in the science of transportation demand modeling. We will also miss his sense of humor and ability to laugh in all situations.

Cathy Louviere

March 2, 2021

Dear Anita and Alex,

Roger was a good man and will be missed.
Our deepest condolences.
Jordan and Cathy

Kenneth Guyette

March 2, 2021

Roger and I grew up together in New Hampshire. He was my inspiration in so many ways. I will miss him, dearly. Ken

John Fernando

March 2, 2021

Dear Anita,
Marie and I extend our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Roger. Please extend our condolences to Alex who we have unfortunately never met. With much love.

Hilton Smith

March 2, 2021

Roger and I enjoyed our friendship these past 10 years. I wish there had been many more.

I respected his intelligence, his inquiring mind. His humor always made me chuckle...often laugh heartily...always smile. His companionship was always welcome.

Roger made a mean drink. He grilled a great steak.

My best friend told me 20 years before he died, before he finished all he had to do as Roger did, that we had lived appropriately if we left this world with those close to us remembering us as a "Good Man.

I remember Roger as, indeed, a "Good Man".

Carol & Michael Eisenberg

March 1, 2021

Roger Parker was a good friend.

Our dogs introduced us as Kahlea and Penny both loved to walk in the Richmond Beach Library Park. After a little while it became a daily ritual. We would meet at the park and the dogs would run loose (yes, against the rules) while Anita and Carol walked ahead with Michael and Roger behind. Eventually, the men would wind up on one side of the park with the women on the other, and the dogs would run between us - always expecting treats for their stellar performance. The conversations went well beyond small talk - politics, of course (we're all proud lefties), but also academia, research, mathematics, aeronautics, business, soccer (and other sports), and family. Our daily jaunt was the perfect start for the day.

Our friendship grew from there with dinners and lunches out, joint celebrations and experiences. When Roger and Anita moved to Lynwood, we continued to meet (often with the dogs) and carry on with our traditions.

Thank you, Roger. We'll always carry you with us - your wit, insight, intelligence and just plain good cheer. Simply put, you were a great guy.

Carol & Michael Eisenberg

Constance Mayer

March 1, 2021

Roger you leave us but your memory lives on. So many wonderful times we shared as friends. Watching our children grow from toddlers to soccer players, to leaving home for their journeys. From your duck dinners, train layouts, and ping pong games. I remember how you loved dancing, which of course, Anita made sure you continued later in your life! The trip to the East Coast coming to Jersey and, of course, all the quiet times at your home. Always a welcome. With these memories are the faces of friends who also gathered around. This may be due to the help of Anita's full calendar! These are just a few images which bring out the twinkle of the eye and a big smile. Thank you for these special times. You lived well and I know loved your family tremendously.
In our hearts remain much gratitude.
Connie

Orlando and Laurel Manaois

February 26, 2021

Dear Anita and family,
Orlando and I are deeply saddened by your loss. We have such fond memories of dancing and dining with both of you. We enjoyed the gift of sharing travel stories, the flavors and drinks from around the world, and the feeling of being truly welcomed and embraced as a friend. It is a small world indeed; our paths crossing over dancing, extended family connections, and Roger's work with our daughter as he commuted by rail to Bellingham! We experienced a fun-loving soul with a twinkle in his eye and a bright intellect that sparkled with spirited conversations. Where lives pass, memories carry on forever. With love, Orlando & Laurel

FROM THE FAMILY