OBITUARY

David Monroe Parish

November 23, 1939July 12, 2014

David Parish, age 74, died on July 12, 2014, in Delray Beach, Florida. Born in Bayonne, NJ, and raised by his parents, Sidney and Ruth Kapiloff in Millburn, NJ, my dad was a caring and dedicated teacher, novelist, poet and his work appeared in many anthologies. Before the age of 25 he published his first novel, “House of Rhinestad.” He wrote the lyrics to the songs, “Lonely and Blue” and “Is Life Worth Living.” My dad was also a terrific athlete in college where he played baseball and basketball. He held degrees in English, education and psychology. My dad married his true love, Joan, in 1963. They raised their children of four, William, Danny, Donna and Paula in Roselle, NJ. Then migrated south with his family to Florida, where Boca Raton became home. He retired and enjoyed watching sports, going out to dinner and just being with family. As far as going out to eat, anyone who knows my dad knows he would always be ready five hours in advance. My dad has left us way too soon. My shock stems from the fact that my dad was so full of life. He brought humor and good nature to all of life’s experiences with a very positive attitude. My dad took such pride in his family. Dad, you are now with G-d, your parents and your close friends, Bob and Doris Pulidore, and I’m sure asking, “Where’s the party up here?” Rest in peace, you are at peace in Life Eternal. Love you forever, Paula David Parish is survived by his wife, Joan Parish; sister Fern; and four children, William, Danny, Donna and Paula; and nine grandchildren, Amanda, Lauren, Heather, Dani, Rachel, Monica, Samantha, Matthew & Sophie.

Services

  • Fraternal Organization Tuesday, July 15, 2014
  • Jane Doe Friday, July 18, 2014
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Lisa Parish

July 30, 2014

Hey Daddy-in-law,
Just sitting here thinking of you. I remember all the laughs we had and our inside jokes. You were always so sassy :) You would always say, "hello my luv" and I would reply, " hello Frank Sinatra", cause you did it your way. Thanks for being a great daddy-in-law and making me feel welcome, wish it could have been for longer. Love you always. Your last breath on earth was your first breath in heaven. XO Lisa

Heather Errede

July 20, 2014

Heather Errede

July 20, 2014

Fern

July 20, 2014

David, I will always love you. You will always be alive in my heart. I have pictures of you in my home that I will always look at everyday. Love your sister, Fern.

July 20, 2014

Paula, It seems you have a lot of your Dad in you so his legacy and passion for life lives on. I believe our soul connection through love is our strength when the ones that mean the most to us pass on. Lovingly, Vicki Rosenthal

Donna Ebert

July 19, 2014

I love you dad and will miss you so much! In my heart forever. ?? R.I.P

T

July 19, 2014

A beautiful tribute to your dad, Paula. He always complimented you as being loving & helpful to him & your mom, balancing career & motherhood. You have my admiration; our condolences go to you & your family. Take comfort in knowing we will see our departed loved ones again someday & the celebration will be unlike anything we could ever fathom. Meantime, we've work to do, life to live. God Bless, T & B

Tricia Segura

July 16, 2014

On behalf of the entire staff at Forest Lawn North please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY