Robert Parrish

Robert Parrish

Wednesday, March 4th, 1942 - Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Robert Elmer Parrish, born March 4, 1942 in Durham, NC passed away at 10 p.m. on October 24, 2020, in Calvert Health Hospital, Calvert County, MD at the age of 78.

Bob attended New Auburn Schools until his senior year when he moved to Phoenix, AZ where he graduated from high school. He spent over 20 years in maintenance as a Heat Control Technician for the University of Maryland. He completed heat efficiency assessments for the buildings on Capitol Hill and worked as a maintenance engineer for the architect of the Capitol in Washington D.C. He installed a heating and air conditioning system for Senator John Ashcroft, and worked as a contractor restoring row houses in Maryland. For the last 10 years, he was employed by Grace Brethren Christian School in Clinton, MD as a building maintenance engineer.
Bob obtained a pilot's license for single engine airplanes. He married Bilma Arevalo on October 24, 1985 at the Church of God (7th Day) in Adelphi, MD. His interests were in restoring the Ling family farm east of New Auburn, WI, antique tractors, gardening and helping his wife "Mimi" with her chickens at their country home in Huntingtown, MD.

He is survived by his wife: Bilma; daughter: Rebecca of Tacoma, WA; sons: Robert Jr. of Occuquan, VA and Brian (Veronica) of Lusby, MD; step children: Joshua Esquivel, Abraham (Lisa) Esquivel and Elizabeth (David) Ohmann; grandchildren: Liel Esquivel, Victoria Esquivel, Kayla Esquivel, Giselle Esquivel, Emma Esquivel, Brenden Ohmann, Brittanie Ohmann and Mia Vahe Parrish; brother: Ben Parrish of New Auburn; sister: Sharon Bannister of Chippewa Falls; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by father: Robert Waddell Parrish; mother: Rachel (Parrish) Ling; wife: Lois Parrish-brown; half-sisters: Ruthella Gartner and Audrey Vay Ling.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer. He was interred in Duncan Creek Cemetery east of New Auburn, WI.
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 2:00pm
    Olson Funeral Home
    1516 Larson St.
    BLOOMER, WI 54724
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  • Interment

    Duncan Creek Cemetery
    8847 Cty Hwy AA
    NEW AUBURN, WI 54757
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Straus & Boies, LLP

Posted at 10:28am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Love, Thomas & Angeles Greene

Posted at 11:41am
It was such a blessing to get to know Bob. Angeles and I will always be thankful for his dry sense of humor and his faithful presence at Central.
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Kathleen Goddard

Posted at 02:00pm
Bob was such a hard worker and talented at fixing anything. I always enjoyed chatting with him at GBCS. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Barb Teslaw

Posted at 01:08pm
Members of the Parrish Family, please accept our sincere sympathy in your loss of Robert.
I had the pleasure of attending high school with Robert and Benjamin.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏 ♥️
Barbara (Skaw) and David Teslaw

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