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Craig H. Parker

January 11, 1971 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 50)


Craig H. Parker, of Akron, unexpectedly passed away on December 27, 2021. He was born in Batavia, NY on January 11, 1971 to David C. Parker and Jean M. Rosenberg.

Craig was a 1989 graduate of Akron Central High School. After high school he continued his education and became an LPN, working at Brothers of Mercy and most recently at Williamsville Pediatrics. He was also an EMT and a Life Member of the Newstead Fire Company, where he just celebrated 30 years of service and was also Santa Clause for the Fire Company's Breakfast with Santa/Santa Delivery for 20+ years, including his last time just one (1) week before he passed away. He went to NYC after 9/11 and was a recipient of the Liberty Award.

Beloved son of the late David Parker and Jean (Rosenberg) Setlock; loving godfather to Byron Gow. Many good friends, especially Robert and Patricia Henning, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive him.

Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home of Akron. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the Newstead Fire Company, 5691 Cummings Rd., Akron, NY where a Memorial Service will follow at 4:00 PM. 

Craig Parker - (Life Member, Active at Time of Death)

History at The Newstead Fire Company

1993: Vice President

1994-1997: EMS Captain

1998-2003: Corresponding Secretary

2004: EMS Captain

2005: 3rd Assistant Chief

2006-2007: 2nd Assistant Chief

2008-2009: 1st Assistant Chief

2012-2013: Sergeant at Arms

2018-2019: 3rd Assistant Chief


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Celebration of Life
May 22, 2022

1:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Newstead Fire Hall
Guaranteed delivery before the Celebration of Life begins

Memorial Service
May 22, 2022

4:00 PM
Newstead Fire Hall
Guaranteed delivery before the Memorial Service begins


Newstead Fire Company
5691 Cummings Rd., Akron NY 14001

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