Obituary Details

Kenneth F. Parzygnat

December 31, 1942 - October 9, 2014

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
St. Luke the Evangelist R.C. Church
Date:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time:
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Mass

Location:
St. Luke the Evangelist R.C. Church
Date:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Kenneth Francis Parzygnat (Ken), 71, of Raleigh, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Wake Med Hospital due to complications from acute pancreatitis. Ken is survived by his wife Marsha, sons Mark and Ken, daughter-in-laws Kathy and Barbara, and grandchildren Casey, Kim, Ashley, Jessica and James. Ken is also survived by his brothers Frank and Larry and sister Florence Eckl.

Ken was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. As a boy, Ken loved speed skating and fishing. Some of his first jobs included being a mail boy, working at the Stop and Shop, and working in a bank. He attended the University of Illinois and DeVry University and used that education to land a career with IBM where he worked for 35 years.

Ken could fix anything. He was an electrician, a plumber, a carpenter, and mechanic all rolled into one. When he fixed something around the house, it had to be perfect. Also, he was a valuable resource for his boys for fixing things around their houses. Ken ran a small engine repair shop out of his shed where he fixed outboard motors and lawn mowers and usually only charged what the parts cost him.

Ken's passion for 'B' rated movies is well known and is evident from his collection of over 200 of these movies on VCR tapes. Ken's sense of humor was second none, and he loved to make people laugh, as well as laugh himself. Ken also loved Polish food, Chicago pizza, and White Castle hamburgers. In fact, he took Marsha to White Castle on their first date.

Above all else, Ken was a strong family man. Family was always his top priority regardless of what else was happening. His family loves him dearly and will miss him tremendously until we meet again. Until then, we know that Ken will be watching over us.

Finally, the family would like to thank the staff of Wake Med Hospital for their excellent care and support during Ken's final days.

Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org or the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.
Posted by:
Nikki
Posted on:
October 27, 2014
Marsha, Mark and Ken I am sorry for the loss of your husband and father. I hope that the pain you feel now will gradually be replaced with warm memories of the time you spent together and the love that you shared. Draw close to God during this difficult time and "he himself will sustain you." -Psalms 55:22.
Posted by:
Nancy Antley
Posted on:
October 22, 2014
There are many of us at IBM who worked with Ken and I wanted to make sure his family knows how much we care. With Deepest Sympathy. Nancy Antley
Posted by:
Gil Arnold
Posted on:
October 17, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathies to the Parzygnat family.
Posted by:
Danny
Posted on:
October 15, 2014
My Heart is Deeply saddened by the loss of a dear man. I called him friend and mentor. I have many memories of Ken and although I cannot make it back to NC, My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. May GOD ease the pain and grant you a measure of HIS Peace. GOD Bless you guys! Danny Dawes
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Visitation

St. Luke the Evangelist R.C. Church
12333 Bayleaf Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27614

Mass

St. Luke the Evangelist R.C. Church
12333 Bayleaf Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27614

Cemetery

Unknown Location