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Ralph C. Parks

July 27, 1932 ~ September 22, 2019 (age 87)

Ralph C. Parks, died September 22, 2019, at the family home.

He was born July 27, 1932 to Leon and Stella Eaton Parks.  Ralph spent his life on the family farm.  He was a successful dairy feed dealer.  He then became a crop farmer, which was his passion.  In later years, he spent many hours fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marjorie Calhoun Parks; three children, James Parks, Andrea Bare, and Linda Parks; three granddaughters, Carrie Bradley, Fiona Bare and Collette Bare.  He is also survived by two sisters, Margaret Ebel and Ruth Knickerbocker.  He also leaves behind some great fishing buddies.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Ralph may be directed to Hospice Foundation of Cortland County, 11 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, NY 13045.

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