Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home

1490 B Street, Merced, CA


George Alfred Parga

May 17, 1953January 10, 2020

Our beloved father, brother and friend, George Alfred Parga went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2020. George is survived by his children Amanda M. Parga and Matthew G.M. Parga from Fresno California, whom he had a loving relationship with. George, who passed from natural causes, was born to Carol and Pete on May 17, 1953 in Merced, California. He was one of eight children, with his brother and fellow law enforcement officer, Arthur who proceeding him in death in 1993. Also, survived by his brother Peter, Jr. (Florence), his sisters Irene (Rich), Carol (Pio), Adeline, Rose Mary (Ben) and Yolanda (Andy), numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Though we are saddened by his loss, our spirits are lifted knowing he was welcomed into heaven by his beloved parents, Pete and Carol Parga, his wife Angie, and his brother Arthur who proceeded him in death. George graduated from LeGrand High School to pursue his lifelong dream of serving in law enforcement. He attended Merced College where he earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and transferred to California State University, Fresno where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. George was able to live his lifelong ambition as a law enforcement officer. He began his law enforcement career as a deputy sheriff with the Merced County Sheriff’s Office where he served for seven years. He then continued his career as a Police Officer with the Fresno Police Department where he served for 31 years until his retirement in 2011. Those who knew George, know he was bigger than life and we will miss his infectious laugh that came so easily to him. When George made friends, he was loyal for life and always could be counted on. His love of life was second only to his love for his family and friends. George was an ardent fan of the San Francisco Forty Niners and San Francisco Giants. Services will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 671 E. Yosemite Ave., Merced CA 95340. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. with funeral mass following at 10:00 a.m. Intermet will follow service at Plainsburg Cemetery, 8943 Gillette Ave, Le Grand, California 95333.


24 January

Vigil Service with Rosary

9:30 am

St. Patricks Catholic Church

Merced, California

24 January

Funeral Mass

10:00 am

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

Merced, California


George Alfred Parga

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Noe Trevino Sr

January 18, 2020

Dear Parga family my sincere condolences and prayers are with your entire family at this difficult moment. I was blessed with George’s friendship and am deeply saddened by his loss.

Martha Mayo & Family

January 18, 2020

Sending condolences to the Parga family, we were all neighbors growing up on Merced Street in Planada...May God bless his family during this difficult time...♥️🙏

Lupe Gutierrez

January 16, 2020

Gonna miss you showing up at the ranch
With chicharrones, sweet bread and talking about what my kids are doing on Facebook.
Your stories and sense of humor always hit
the spot.
All my kids are missing you very much also.
Edith and I always enjoyed having you around.

Love you George

Stan Roberts

January 15, 2020

George was a great guy and will be missed by all. You touched so many lives in your lifetime and we all are better for it. I have great memories of our football days at Le Grand High and you and I as student coaches our senior year. Your story telling and sense of humor were one of the highlights of our class get together. May God bless your family and give them strength! Rest in Peace

John Gloria

January 15, 2020

RIP Cousin George.. You were loved by, ex coworkers and friends and of course Family.. I have so many Wonderful memories growing up 💯💙🙌🙏

Jane Saulsbury

January 15, 2020

Although shocked of your passing George, I know you lived a nice Life Blessed with many Family members & so many friends that Loved you . We always spoke how blessed all us were being from Planada and growing up with special friendships as we did . Living in Florida retired It was great we still could still correspond as we did . You’ll be missed ! 🙏
Your friend
Jane (Bradley) Saulsbury.

Edith Gutierrez

January 14, 2020

Always sweet
Lupe and I enjoyed all the times you would
Show up and stay all day at the ranch.