PARADA, JR. Frank J.
of Waterford, passed away suddenly April 27, 2017 at 67 years of age. Loving husband of Candice “Candy” for 17 years; dear father of Frank J. (Desiree) Parada III and Mackenzie Parada; brother of Janet (John) Bodell and Kenneth (Monica) Parada. Preceded in death by his parents Frank J. Sr and Irene. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Frank was a 1967 graduate of St. James H.S. in Ferndale and a veteran of the US Army Vietnam. He was currently a postal carrier for US Post Office and an active member of VFW Post 1008 Waterford. Frank enjoyed ice hockey, fishing, and hunting. He always had something clever to say and will be dearly missed by a loving family and many friends.
Thursday 3:00-9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD.
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 134 Airport Road, Waterford. Interment with military honors, Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.
Cathy Renick Reinhart
My family sends our sincerest condolences. I always admired my cousin "champ". I know my Dad and he had a special bond. I wish I could he there Friday.Praying for peace for all. Much love Cathy, Jim, Alec, and Daniel
Frank, you will be dearly missed by all of us. Thank you for all you did in this world for so many. The many laughs and good times together will never be forgotten. I know I'm a better person because I had you in my life and wouldn't trade that for anything. God bless you, brother.
Frank, you will be so missed at the Post Office. You had a lot of jokes and fun facts to tell. You put smiles on a lot of faces. Keep them laughing in Heaven, till we meet again! God Bless!
Frank my the Lord welcome you into heaven. That you for being such a great person to work with at the PO. May you Rest in Peace.
I am so sorry to hear this frank and l were best buds at st james and had so much fun he was always such a up person. I live in florida now but l thought of him often l will never forget him condolences to his family
I had not seen Frank after graduation until our 40th reunion. We stood around and laughed at the "dress up" before us. He was is his walking shorts and me in my worn jeans. He said, "knew you'd would be yourself". We had a good night. Meeting old friends is good for the soul. Hopefully we will meet up again. God Speed!
Dear Frank, I am thankful for the good times we shared in your 67 years, but also the tough times we went through together. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blest be the Name of the Lord in whom His arms you rest. Love us the one thing you take with you and you have mine--a piece of my heart. Your Sister, Janet
Frank served in the US Army with the 101st Airborne Div. during the Vietnam War. He was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment. SSG Frank J. Parada earned the respect of all of his Charlie Company Brothers. The Charlie Veterans Group offer a shoutout "Currahee", Until we meet again thanks for the job well done!
Nancy Badall McQuade
I was so saddened to learn about Frank's death. I went to St. James High with Frank, I remember him as such a nice person, he was never without a smile or kind word for anyone. Our sincere condolences to his family. We had every intention to be at the Funeral Home today, but I am sick with a cold and don't think anyone else needs it. Sending prayers. ????