Samuel N. Parmarter Sr. of Indian Harbour Beach, FL passed away on Sept. 6, 2011. Born in North East, PA in 1934, Sam graduated from St. Gregory’s High School.
MSG Parmarter drafted by the Army and served for 22 years as a Special Weapons Ordnance Technician. While on active duty, Sam graduated with a history degree from Chaminade University of Hawaii and continued his graduate studies at the Univ. of Alabama-Huntsville. After his Army service, Sam studied broadcasting at Calhoun College in Alabama before starting a career directing commercials, and lending his vocal talents as a radio DJ and TV voice-overs. Sam also landed roles acting in Army training films, and concluded his working years designing technical instruction for defense contracting firms.
An avid enthusiast of anything technical, Sam possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of many subjects, most notably automobiles and airplanes. After becoming a somewhat acclaimed writer in his youth, Sam’s love of literature continued throughout his adult life. He voraciously consumed novels right up until his passing, especially historical and science fiction. Sam will also be remembered and a loving husband, a youth soccer coach, and a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion.
Sam is predeceased by his parents Ruth and Paul Parmarter, and brothers Richard and David Parmarter.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years Patricia (Cieslak) originally from Erie, PA, his son Samuel Jr. of Rockledge, FL, his sisters Mary Waterhouse, Patricia Christensen, Jessica Parmarter, Denise Conley, and his brothers Thomas, John, Gerard, and Gregory.
A memorial gathering will be held Friday, Sept. 16 at the Erie Moose Lodge in Harborcreek. The event starts at 6 p.m. with a memorial dinner and wake immediately following. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Gregory School Computer Fund, 140 Main St, North East, PA 16428.