The Reverend Edgar George Parrott, 78, died peacefully October 30, 2013 in Waltham, MA.
He is survived by his son, Daniel Parrott and wife Paige Parrott of Turlock, CA, and daughter Sarah Parrott and husband Edward DeLuca of Waltham, MA. He is also survived by grandchildren Catherine Gilsig and Jack Parrott. Ed served as Rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Turlock from 1990 -1999.
Ed was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada, and attended high school in Baker, OR, and Walla Walla, WA. He earned a BA in history (1957) at Whitman College, WA, and an M.Div (1960) at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, in Berkeley, CA. He also earned MA degrees in History and Marriage & Family Counseling. Ed served parishes in Pasadena, San Jose, Pinole, Redlands, Fresno, Turlock, and Bakersfield, CA, Fort Wayne, IN and Lynnfield, MA.
In addition to his pastoral work, Ed was a well-regarded specialist in chemical dependency counseling and intervention. Ed travelled extensively in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He was an accomplished musician, and avid reader of history and solver of industrial strength crossword puzzles.
Ed was a masterful cook, an award-winning long-distance runner, consummate gardener and proud grandfather.
His energy and spirit is fondly remembered by family and friends across the country and the world.
A Eucharist celebrating Edgar G. Parrott’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lynnfield, MA at 10:30 am on Friday, November 8, 2013. For those who cannot attend the service in person, it will also be available at https://new.livestream.com/accounts/5996991/edgarparrott