Walter Thomas Parent "Papa"

walter parent

January 16, 1956 ~ November 15, 2023

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: North Chili, NY

Walter Thomas Parent “Papa”

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at age 67. Went home to be with his parents, Joseph and Mary Louise Parent; daughter, Danielle Garcia. He is survived by his loving children, Jessica (William Matyasovszky) Parent, Emily (A.Jason) Wadsworth, Matthew (Rachael) Parent, Tyler Parent; his bonus daughters, Lindsay James and Genesa (Lou) Allen; mother of their 5 children, Tracy Pruner; 18 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosemary (Steven) Sadwick and Karen (Mike Edwards) Rothenburgh; son-in-law, Juan Garcia; many loving family and dear friends.

He enjoyed his coffee, going out to eat, baking and cooking.  He also enjoyed gardening and was an avid “plant” enthusiast.  He especially loved spending quality time with his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Walter’s visitation will be held Sunday, November 19th 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and November 20th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM where his service will follow at 12:00 PM in the funeral home. Interment, Holy Ghost Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Rochester School for the Deaf in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


Visitation: November 19, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Visitation: November 20, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: November 20, 2023 12:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Burial: November 20, 2023 1:00 pm

Holy Ghost Cemetery
250 Coldwater Road
Rochester, NY

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  1. So sorry to hear the sad news, condolences to all the family. I grew up on Lori Lane and knew Walter, it was such a great place to grow up and I will remember Walter fondly.

  2. Sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to all of you. May you all find comfort and peace in the ARMS of Almighty during these trying times. May your all cherish and remember beautiful memories in your hearts. God Bless.

  3. Walter was one of many childhood friends who grew up on Lori Lane. Walter was certainly a fine young man bestowed with exceptional athleticism, looks, and a good heart. Was one of the first kids to be picked in any pickup football game! My family thought, and still thinks, the world of him. To his family and children, look up and smile ….. Walter is smiling back! God Bless you all. Phil Ayer (Alaska)

  4. I have know Walter for most of my life, he was always kind and loving. I am sorry for your loss and love you all.

  5. We’ve known Walter for a long time, sharing a wedding, family gatherings, graduations, etc. There was never a time he didn’t have a smile and a handshake when we saw him. You will be missed, but you are now looking at your family in heaven, and down at your family on earth.

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