Raymond M. Parosky
May 26, 1940 – July 3, 2015
Raymond M. Parosky, age 75, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Friday, July 3, 2015.
Born in Hazleton, PA on May 26, 1940, Raymond was a son of the late Michael Parosky and Anna (Goffa) Parosky. A skilled tile mechanic by trade, Raymond dedicated 25 years of service to Carpenters Local No. 626, retiring in 1993.
A devout Catholic, Raymond was a longtime and active member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Castle, where he served as an usher and charter member and past Grand Knight of the parish’s Knights of Columbus Council No. 11469. He was a member of the Cardinal Gibbons Assembly (Fourth Degree) and the Men of Malvern. He served as vice president of the Delaware chapter for Ambassadors of Corneal Transplants. Raymond enjoyed sports of all kinds and was an avid fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Eagles. In his leisure time, he enjoyed vacationing at the beach with his family and taking walks with his wife. Above all else, Raymond was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Dorothy M. (Swindro) Parosky; children, Gary R. Parosky (Amy), Donna M. Williams (Mark), Tim W. Parosky and Cindy A. Zalewski (Joe); sister, Paula McCluskey; grandchildren, Megan and Brad Williams and Grace Parosky; any many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Christiana Hospital CICU for the exceptional care they provided to Raymond.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday evening, July 8, 2015 and again from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Thursday morning, July 9, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Thursday morning, July 9th, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road Newark, DE 19713.