Obituary of Thomas M Parres, Jr.
Mr. Thomas M. Parres, Jr., 75, of Pleasantville, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his residence after an extended illness.
Tom was born on July 21, 1946, in St. Louis, MO, to the late Thomas M. and Dolores Kling Parres. He married Loretto Smith on June 24, 1967 in St. Louis.
He was a graduate of Mercy High School in St. Louis, and the University of Missouri St. Louis with a degree in accounting.
He was a veteran having served in the United States Army. He entered the service in 1968 in St. Louis and was honorably discharged in 1971 at Ft. Holleburg, with the rank of Sergeant.
Tom managed Vertical Seal for 36 years, retiring in 2015.
He was a member of St. Titus Church, Moose Family Center 84, and a social member of the Cleo J. Ross American Legion Post 368.
Tom enjoyed golfing and was a member of Green Acres Golf Course where he played in the Thursday Elder Statesman Golf League, the Monday Night League, and the Couples League on Friday evening. He won multiple Club Championships in the “A” flight. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and season ticket holder of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He is survived by his wife of Pleasantville; three children, Angela Cross and husband Richard of Chapin, SC, Christopher Parres of Pleasantville, David Parres and wife Abbie of Wasilla, AK; five grandchildren, Caitlyn and Ian Cross, Micah, Jordy, Kate Parres; three brothers, Ronald Parres of Alton, IL, Lawrence Parres, of St. Louis, MO and John Parres of Dallas, TX; two brothers- in-law, Jim Smith of Florissant, MO, and Bill Smith of O’Flallon, MO; a sister in law Nancy Matthews of Siloam Springs, AR; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Thomas J. Parres; four brothers, Rev. Gerald J. Parres, Kenneth P. Parres, Dennis F. Parres, Robert P. Parres.
Family and friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home Inc. 303 N. Washington St. Titusville on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at St. Titus Church at 10 a.m.
Interment will be at St. Catharines Cemetery with full military honors being observed.
Memorial contributions can be made to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center https://hillman.upmc.com/difference/supporting/make-a-gift or Shriners Hospitals for Children 1645 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505
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