NAPA – Dale Wells Parker, died October 8, 2022 in Bellingham, WA. He was significantly keen on listening to from his family and friends in his ultimate weeks as he struggled to beat lung harm from Covid-19.
The youngest of 5 kids of Charles and Blanche Wells Parker, he was born in St. Helena Sanitarium on July 8, 1937 and spent his 85-year life in his favourite metropolis, Napa. He was a 1956 graduate of Napa High School. While at Napa High, Dale certified to hurdle at a state conference and ran numerous 5K and 10K races and a half marathon for a few years.
Dale was significantly proud to be a constitution member of the Rotary Club of Napa Sunrise and a Paul Harris Fellow. He based, owned and operated Westside Pizza and Papa Joe’s Pizza for 38 years. Many know that he was the perfect pizza maker in Napa. He was additionally the board chairman of the Napa Boys and Girls Club and organizer of the Rotary Run to Literacy.
Of specific significance to him was his son Steven Charles Parker along with his first spouse Barbara Andrews; and later two stepsons, Erik and Ryan Carlson, by his second spouse Pat. His love knew no bounds. He was a giver.
Over the years he has been in enterprise, lots of of youngsters, together with his sons, have gotten their first jobs at his pizzerias. He was a fatherly mentor determine to her. Dale was all the time donating pizza or delivering pizza at deep reductions to the previous males’s baseball league, faculty lessons, and youth sports activities and dance.
His important qualities had been friendliness, a humorousness, a love of canines, endurance, an appreciation for the solar and nature, and a humbleness in the direction of his imperfections. One factor that may shock folks is that he is accomplished a coastal bike trip from SF to Santa Monica seven instances. He additionally invented the Parker Oyster Shucker and was continually inventing issues. Pat, who has lovingly inspired him, talks about his many concepts all through their 35-year marriage. He and Pat have had quite a few native adventures and vacationed all over the world, most just lately of their 13-foot RV affectionately nicknamed “The Marshmallow”. They had many completely satisfied instances in Maine with Pat’s household, Even Keel. A glass of Napa Valley Chardonnay celebrated these events.
He leaves behind essential family and friends – sons: Steven (Lorraine), Ryan (Cami) and Erik (Autumn); Mrs. Pat; nephew/niece, Howard and Debb Jachens; niece, Stephanie Walls; his bocce workforce and choir members; Nephews: Randy, Keith and Larry Snook; and three grandchildren (Liam, Solveig and Evelyn).
He needs to honor these individuals who died earlier than him – his mother and father; his sisters: Margie Jachens and Barbara Snook; his brother Jim; mothers-in-law: Esther Roberts and Marjorie Ruegg; and his longtime highschool associates affectionately generally known as the Hard Guys.
The Celebration of Life will likely be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 11:00 am on the Napa Methodist Church, which he joined along with his mom as a younger boy. Pizza (after all) and salad lunches comply with.
In lieu of flowers, please contemplate a present to the Napa County Library Literacy Program or scholarships from the Napa High Alumni Association. Finally, he asks you to honor his life by studying a superb crime novel, ideally by John Grisham.