Mason Parvin was the father of St. Paul School librarian Cheryl Childress.
Mason Parvin, 90, passed over peacefully with family by his side at Summa Palliative Care.
Mace was born in Ashland but lived his entire life in Akron. He retired from The Akron Beacon Journal after 33 years of service as a circulation manager. You never met Mace without a big smile and a "How are you doing" to greet you. Because of his career with the Beacon, he seemed to know everyone in Akron.
Mace was a kind, caring and wonderful man, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and loyal friend. He was blessed with a happy and long life. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
He loved sports and the outdoors, especially fishing. He loved his annual trip to Canada with his Dad and brother, Harvey. He loved the company of others and sharing one of his many stories about sports. Mason was a gifted athlete earning many honors at Kenmore High School as a left handed pitcher. He was to try out with the NY Yankee's when World War II changed his and so many other lives. Mace joined the U.S. Air Force and due to his athletic prowess they made him a drill instructor and he pitched on the Armed Forces baseball team. Mason was also a skilled bowler with several certified 300 games in his long league career where he made many life long friends.
Mace was preceded in death by his mother and father, sisters, Wanda and Deborah and brother, Donald. Mace is sadly missed by son, Gary (Nancy); daughter, Cheryl (David) Childress; and dear friend and companion of 33 years, Betty Gephardt. He adored his grandchildren, Stacee (Bob) Mikolich and Valerie (Doug) Ambrose; great- grandchildren, Jack and Sam; brother, Harvey (Shirley); sister, Linda (Kenny) Johnson; close friends, Annie and Rick Volk and Maryann and Denny Davis and their families; many nieces and nephews; his loyal Shepherd Mercedes, and a long list of friends.
Heartfelt thanks to the Summa Palliative Care team.
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends TODAY from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main St. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Akron. Inurnment of ashes at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church. (Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz, 330-724-1281, www.kakfh.com) ANTHONY FUNERAL HOME
[Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, Friday, September 26, 2008, page B7, col. 3]