EDWARD V. PARILLO, age 86; beloved husband for 22 years of Angie (Simonelli) (nee Zambataro); loving father of Linda Spence (Robert), Karen Keppler (John), Beverly Dowdell (John) and step-father of Gail Hufgard (Fred) and William Simonelli; devoted grandfather of Kristen and Jonathan Keppler, Angela Dowdell (Matt Seaman), Matthew Dowdell, Judith Ventura (Michael), Lauren Albano (Adam), Mary Romano (Chris), M. John O’Brien (Leah) and great-grandfather of 11; cherished son of the late Antonio and Antoinetta (nee Consiglio); dearest brother of Jeanette and the late Gaetano “Tom” (Virginia, deceased); dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend of many.
Ed was born on May 25, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio and died on January 31, 2014 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He was a resident of Highland Heights and lived previously in South Euclid. Ed was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (St. Gregory the Great Church) and volunteered his time at many of their summer festivals. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Gilmour Council # 310 and was a former president of Nela Credit Union at General Electric. Ed was a Glass and Quartz specialist/engineer for General Electric for 40 years.
He also belonged to the glass blowers of G.E. and taught glass blowing at Case Western Reserve University. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army-Air Corps in the medical corps. Ed loved to bowl, golf and play baseball. He loved to dance and travel both for work and for recreation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish at 11:00 AM. Burial following with Military Honors at Knollwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Eddie at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) on MONDAY from 3:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM.Print This Obituary & Condolences