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Daniel Charles Parcell

April 22, 1942 ~ December 21, 2017 (age 75)
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A candle was lit by Sam Parcell on March 6, 2018 4:35 PM
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A candle was lit by Nita De La Cruz on January 7, 2018 2:58 PM
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A candle was lit by Jen Jacobson on January 4, 2018 8:17 AM
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A candle was lit by Bob Sullivan and Gloria Johnson on December 30, 2017 10:35 AM
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A candle was lit by Dan and Debbie Simpson on December 30, 2017 10:08 AM
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A candle was lit by Sunni, Kenny, Tyson & Sadie Huff on December 29, 2017 10:03 PM
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A PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent on December 29, 2017

Today we honor a wonderful man who leaves behind an amazing legacy through a family that reflects and expresses Dan's finest qualities. Our deepest sympathies, Jim & Mike Duncan, and the entire Stamberger family

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A candle was lit by Joe and Delaney Stockli on December 29, 2017 4:13 PM
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A DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was ordered on December 29, 2017

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A candle was lit by Theodore and Elsie Sullivan on December 29, 2017 11:54 AM
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A TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on December 29, 2017

To the Parcell family in loving memory of your father, grandfather, brother and Uncle. Dan was a truly remarkable man who raised a wonderful family. Ted and I have such lovely memories of visiting his home, seeing Dan with family at other events. With a sad heart we say goodbye. Ted n Elsie Sullivan

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A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent on December 29, 2017

Cousin Dan, a person so dear to us all. God has taken you away from us to rest, It is not for us to understand, He only takes the best. Rest in Peace my dear Cousin. ----Pat and Vickie Healey

Message from Patrick Healey
December 29, 2017 11:28 AM

Cousin Dan, I will always remember,
We met so long ago.
To sit and talk to you over the years,
A voice I will always recall,
Your stories and my memories to cherish forever,
A person so dear to us all.
God has taken you away from us to rest,
It is not for us to understand,
He only takes the best.
---Rest in Peace my dear Cousin.

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A candle was lit by Pat and Vickie Healey on December 29, 2017 11:26 AM
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A candle was lit by Cynde & Robin Santo on December 28, 2017 2:45 PM
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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on December 28, 2017

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A candle was lit by Denis & Dian11e Burke on December 28, 2017 11:03 AM
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A candle was lit by Sandi and Mike Herman on December 27, 2017 8:09 PM
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A candle was lit by Christi Raygoza Tomaselli and Family on December 27, 2017 7:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Chuck and Helder on December 27, 2017 7:47 PM
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A candle was lit by Nancy & Chet Long (the 33 means Chet is with me!!!) on December 27, 2017 2:37 PM
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A candle was lit by Nancy Long on December 27, 2017 2:33 PM
Message from James Jacobson
December 27, 2017 12:41 PM

Life is a gift from God, our children, friends and even strangers are all gifts to be savored. Dan was a petson who had strong family ties and in his faith.
I have many fond memories of Dan during the years I knew him. The time we left at midnight for the Rose Bowl parade so we could get good seats, going to Palmdale to see where the stealth fighter was built, playing pool with him on his home and our week together in Hawaii.
Please accept my most heartful sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with the Parcell family during this difficult time. He truly lived a full life and was a inspiration to all that knew him.
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A candle was lit by Anthony, Kaylen, and Dax on December 27, 2017 12:01 AM
Message from Thomas
December 27, 2017 12:00 AM

Little Grandpa's house used to give me the creeps. When us 4 cousins would stay the night at his house we would get all the pillows and blankets from the closet and build a huge bed on the floor of the living room. It was always fun to set up but was never very comfortable. I would always wake up I the middle of the night and it would be dark and everyone would be asleep. All I could hear were the crickets that lived under his fridge. I would get scared and sneak into Grandpa's room to sleep in bed next to him. When I woke up he would be at the kitchen table reading the paper and he would drop what he was reading and I would sit on his lap while he read the comics to me. He made me laugh so much. I will always cherish those memories.
Grandpa was and is the most selfless person I have ever met. Growing up I always noticed his frugal lifestyle. He would save dozens of rolls of one ply toilet paper that were 95% spent under his sink. I would find drawers full of coupon clippings that expired 10 years prior, and he had stacks and stacks of restaurant coasters for us to use. It wasn't until I grew up a little, and with Uncle Joe's help, I figured out why he did all this. It wasn't because he had to be frugal, he could have retired lavishly. He simplified his everyday life and saved every penny possible because he wanted to have enough to help us go to college, or follow our dreams. He lived every day of his life for his family and he put us all first. I am so grateful that I had a chance to learn what it means to be a great man, and I will remember his selflessness forever. I could probably write a novel about the ways he impacted my life but I think I've said enough for now. I love you Little Grandpa. I miss you so much
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A candle was lit by Thomas, Rebecca, Theo, and Olive on December 26, 2017 11:11 PM
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A candle was lit by William and Debbi Parcell on December 26, 2017 11:04 PM
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A candle was lit by David Jacobson on December 26, 2017 7:31 PM
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A candle was lit by Marsy, Barb, and Sue on December 26, 2017 7:25 PM
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A candle was lit by Meredith, Gary & Maddy Reid on December 26, 2017 6:53 PM
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A candle was lit by Cindy & Dave Richardson on December 26, 2017 3:40 PM
Message from Michelle Jacobson
December 26, 2017 3:27 PM

Dad,
Now you are singing and dancing once again, with all those who have gone before us and all of the angels.
We will miss your brilliant mind, your consistent optimism, your never ending patience and your unwavering love.
I will still discuss the books I read with you in my mind. I will be thankful for you every time I succeed at something. I will remember your smile whenever I am sad.
I am confident you are at peace. I love you.
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A candle was lit by Loretta (Charlie) Girard on December 26, 2017 3:21 PM
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A candle was lit by Shirley Bucaro on December 26, 2017 3:20 PM
Message from Diana Parcell
December 26, 2017 12:33 PM

Jenn, I love your five memories. Even though my kids are younger they also watched Goonies, played cards, remembered him always whistling and his Hawaiian shirts. He was the best grandpapa in the world. He would play for hours on end, never tiring. He was my summer hang out buddy. I would call him and ask if he wanted to go to the library with the kids and I, the park, the movies. It didn’t matter when or where we were going, his answer was always the same, a very enthusiastic yes. I know there were times that he probably was working on something, but he always dropped everything to hang out. I will miss him more than I can ever express. He was one of a kind. His kindhearted demeanor, caring eyes, joyful laugh and his wise words will all be missed. I know he is in a better place, just as I know he has made this world a better place. I love you grandpapa!
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A candle was lit by Pete, Diana, Sam, and Michael Parcell on December 26, 2017 12:16 PM
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A candle was lit by Jen Jacobson on December 26, 2017 11:53 AM
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A candle was lit by Susan Boadway on December 26, 2017 11:05 AM
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A candle was lit by Michelle Jacobson on December 26, 2017 6:34 AM
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A candle was lit by David Jacobson on December 25, 2017 7:58 PM
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A candle was lit by Nita & Jesse on December 25, 2017 3:33 PM
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A candle was lit by Stacy and Robert on December 25, 2017 1:54 PM
Message from Jen Jacobson
December 25, 2017 12:40 PM

Anyone who knew grandpa and how kindhearted he was would tell you he was one hell of a man, brilliant too, and he loved his family. He was always going here or there to catch up with the people in his life. I really can't imagine he was ever bored or did not enjoy his retirement, that is for sure. These last 6 years or so have been quite difficult for all of us as we watch the man we all love weaken in the depths of the Parkinson's which has now overcome him. I didn't think this day would come and hoped it would not - but knew inevitably, life would slap me in the face just as it has now. He blessed us all with so many great times together, and in death, brings us together once again. I want to share some memories... limiting to just 5 was difficult, but here goes.

1) Playing spite and malice and pool with grandpa- he was sure a card and pool shark!
2) the movies, The Goonies, and Top Gun... these were staples of grandpas house and I will forever remember them as just that.
3) Waverunning at Clear Lake with grandpa, he was actually a pretty fast driver, dare I say, BA.
4) Grandpas whistling, humming, and Donald duck voice. He could sure carry a tune and did the best Donald Duck around♡
5) who could ever forget-grandpas hawaaian shirts. His selection was impeccable.

These are merely a few of the things that will remind me of grandpa-the memories with him and the family are endless. God bless his soul. Grandpa, you will be missed beyond words and I will forever remember you and the beloved memories that we shared ♡
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A candle was lit by Jen Jacobson on December 25, 2017 12:09 PM
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A candle was lit by Joe Parcell on December 24, 2017 9:50 PM
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