At age 81, Lance passed peacefully at home on April 11, 2021. He was born on February 14, 1940 in Penn Yan, NY to the late Rudolph Sr. and Florence (Sperbeck) Parker. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy (Farnbaugh) Parker and children; Lance C. Parker Jr. of Livonia, Fred Parker of SC, Celeste (Patrick) O’Dea of Livonia, and Julie (David) Neal of VA; grandchildren, Cory Parker, David Parker, Jessica (Stephen) Clayton, Shaun O’Dea, Ryan O’Dea, Chelsea O’Dea, Matthew Neal, Christopher Neal, and Devin Parker; great-grandchildren, Hunter Wasko, Alexander Clayton, and Harper Clayton; twin brother Vance (Sandy) Parker, brother Rudolph Jr. (Jackie) Parker, and sister-in-law Danielle Farnbaugh; also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and his church family at the Lakeville UCC.
Lance graduated in 1958 from Thomas Edison High School in Elmira Heights. In 1959 he joined the United States Coast Guard, married his wife Nancy in 1961, and was honorably discharged in 1963. He was stationed on the USCG Westwind an icebreaker in the Arctic Circle. Lance then attended RBI earning his associates degree in accounting. He retired after 30 years of service with Xerox in Rochester, NY.
Over the years Lance participated in many sports and coached Little League Baseball, Vince Lombardi Football, Junior Bowling, and Girls Softball, positively impacting hundreds of young lives. He was a world class hugger who never treated anyone as a stranger.
A Memorial Service to Celebrate Lance’s Life will be held at 11am on Thursday, May 20th, their 60th wedding anniversary, at the Lakeville United Church of Christ, 5687 Big Tree Road, Rte 20A, Lakeville, NY 14480. A graveside service, with military honors, will be held at 11am on Friday, May 21st, at the Western New York National Cemetery, 1254 Indian Falls Road, Corfu, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Lance’s memory to the Lakeville UCC at the address above. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com