In Memory of George Parke

  • March 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo (C) Steven Gross

FALL 2012, Photo: Steve Gross

 

"George Parke, to many, Grandpa George or simply GG died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family, March 8, 2013. Honorable man, proud Grandfather, loving Dad, awesome father-in-law, great neighbor and a friend to many." (http://www.georgeparke.com/)

The meetup group lost a great man this past weekend. For those of you who had the pleasure of meeting George, you already know what a stand-up, fun, great man he is. It was found out that he lost his battle with cancer on March 8th. To honor his memory, I can think of no better way than getting together, as friends, and playing a few games in his honor.

I had the pleasure of knowing him for almost 4 years. In that short time, I got to know what an honorable man he truly was. He always greeted me with a hearty handshake and a joyous hello. He epitomized what the group was all about; good times and making great friends. I would hope that anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him will come out and honor his memory by playing a few hands of the game he loved. Even if you didn't know him, all are welcome to play in the memory of one of the truly great.

Donations to The American Cancer Society are appreciated...and there will be a donation jar at the bar, for those who wish to donate, in his honor. There is also a website: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pxfid=1325662&fr_id=9910&pg=fund&fl=en_US&s_tafId=136162

So, please, join me in honoring the memory of Georgy by coming out and playing some games with all of his euchre friends this night.

With deep sympathy and joyous memories.

Jason Wright
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  • "The" Jason W.

    I was glad to see so many people come out to honor the life of George. He will be missed.

    2 · March 19, 2013

    • Mark "Buzz" B.

      Yes, Peter was touched at how many came out. Thanks everyone!

      March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for arranging, Jason!

      March 19, 2013

  • Liz H.

    Lisa and I will be there

    March 18, 2013

  • "The" Jason W.

    Shhhhh...it was a surprise ;)

    March 14, 2013

  • Shannon D

    I second what Sara said. :)

    March 14, 2013

  • Sara

    Hey Jason, I think in honor of George, you should bring those butter bars that he loved so much! :)

    March 14, 2013

  • Tom R

    My condolences to family and friends of Mr. Parke.

    March 13, 2013

  • LarrY P.

    Thanks for setting this up- Larry

    March 13, 2013

  • Jean

    Very nice tributes Jason and Lisa. I wish I could attend. Hope to play again soon.

    March 13, 2013

  • Lisa and R.

    Rob and I will be there to go alone in memory of George.

    March 13, 2013

  • Jean

    Jason -- Great guy, good idea! Will see if I can pop in...

    March 13, 2013

  • Sheila

    George was a great man. RIP George. Yours was a life well lived.

    March 13, 2013

  • Jody

    Of course,for my buddy George!

    March 13, 2013

  • angela

    Wish I could be there to celebrate George.

    March 13, 2013

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