Richard A. “Sneeze” Parzanese

Richard A. “Sneeze” Parzanese, 82, of Exeter Township, passed away Thursday, January 17th, 2013 in his residence. He was the husband of Dawn E. (Bechtel) Parzanese. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Andrew and Anna (Althouse) Parzanese. Richard was a graduate of Muhlenberg High School in 1949. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and also served with the Naval Reserves and was a member of St John’s Lutheran Church-Gibraltar. Richard was employed as a foreman for NGK Metals in Muhlenberg Township for 37 years, retiring in 1991. In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by: One Son: Gary R. Parzanese husband of Susan of Lewistown and One Daughter: Lori J. wife of Kenneth Heydt of Exeter Twp; Six Grandchildren: Jessica, Kathryn, Callie, Andrew, Samantha and Jennifer; One Great-Grandson: TJ and One Brother: Harold Parzanese of Muhlen berg. He was also Pre-Deceased by a Sister: Joanne Parzanese. Services from the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc.2100 Perkiomen Ave on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at10:00 am. Friends may call from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice 4 Park Plaza Suite #105 Wyomissing, PA 19610. For online condolences, please visitwww.LutzFuneralHome.com43692160-9AFF-45EA-B0F1-EE0C98CEDFC8

4 Responses

  1. Nate Gildersleeve

    Sneeze was a great teacher, leader and friend. My sincerest condolences to his family.
    He was so patient with me when I started working there as a young engineer. A great example for any that would be willing to pay attention.
    I look forward to seeing him again over there.

    January 22, 2013 at 8:45 am

  2. Pat Patterson and Family

    My family and I would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. You and yours are in our prayers.

    January 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

  3. Becky (Keller) Kozloski


    I am so sorry to hear about Richard. I am so thankful you and Richard were able to come to the family reunion last summer and we all got to see him and spend that wonderful time with him.

    My heart and prayers are with you, Gary and Lori at this time.

    All my love,
    Cousin Becky

    January 22, 2013 at 10:48 am

  4. Gary Jackson

    Lori, Ken, Sam and Jen

    Everyone says that it is difficult to come up with words to say at a time like this and unfortunately I am no exception to that rule. But Sue, Kelsey, Derrick and I would like to offer our sincere condolences to all of you at the passing of your dad/grandfather.

    He was a wonderful person and I always considered him to be my “buddy”. I always looked forward to seeing him at the kids sporting events. I will forever remember him for his great sense of humor as he and I would joke around all of the time. It truly was a great pleasure to have known him. He will be missed.

    Gary, Sue, Kelsey and Derrick Jackson

    January 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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