March 15, 1949 ~ May 27, 2009
Parker, Jr. Ralph E. Greece: Ralph Evans Parker, Jr. passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Martha S. Parker; daughter, Lauren E. Parker; son, Steven (Ingrid) Parker of Mesa, Arizona and his mother, Doris B. Parker of San Antonio, Texas. Ralph is predeceased by his father, Ralph E. Parker, Sr. Ralph was born on March 15, 1949 in Portland, Oregon to Ralph E. Parker, Sr. and Doris B. Parker. During his early years, the family relocated to New York City where Ralph attended Allen-Stevenson School and Collegiate Prep, graduating in 1967. At Collegiate, Ralph was President of his Senior Class as well as Photography Editor of the yearbook, “The Dutchman.” He attended Cornell University earning both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Ralph worked at Eastman Kodak for twenty years before leaving to establish his own business called Emfotec Information Systems. He was President of the company which provided a variety of software programs for emergency medical services and ambulance personnel. Ralph was a lifetime member of the Greece Volunteer Ambulance Company, serving several terms on its Board of Directors, as well as terms as President, Vice-President, and Treasurer. He was also a member of the Monroe-Livingston EMS Council, serving as Treasurer. Ralph was an avid reader, and enjoyed music and photography, but especially spending time with his family. Friends may call, Friday, June 5, 2009, 6-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Saturday, June 6, 2009, 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Avenue. Interment will be held privately in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester NY 14626, or Rochester General Hospital Outpatient Dialysis Unit-Dialysis Patient Fund, 370 Ridge Road East, Suite 10, Rochester NY 14621 in his memory.