Edward M. Parker (Edder) 69. A native of Lowville, NY passed away Saturday June 17, 2023 at the Albuquerque,NM VA Hospice House after his battle with cancer.
Ed was born on February 21, 1954 in Lowville, NY the son of the late Kenneth George Parker and Shirley Ann(Prue) Parker. He graduated in 1972 from Lowville Academy. After graduation he joined the United State Navy. After serving in the Navy he returned to the Lowville area where he started a family and working for Law Brothers Construction. When he wasn’t working at Law Brothers he enjoyed working with his life long friends Lester Cobb (Glenfield) and Richard (Toad) Bruce (Brantingham) in their sawmills. Later becoming a truck driver and relocating to Albuquerque, NM where he pursued his career working for Chava Trucking Company.
Ed enjoyed the open road whether it was on his Harley or 18 Wheels. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. Ed was a great mechanic and welder and always looked forward to spending time with his children, family and friends.
Ed is survived by his companion of 15 years Donna Chavez and her family all of Albuquerque,NM. His one and only sister Lisa A. Parker (Cape Vincent,NY). His daughters Jennifer(Parker) Simpson (Croghan, NY), Sadie Mae (Parker)Synder (Copenhagen,NY), Elizabeth (Peck) Stevens (Beaver Falls,NY), a son Christopher M. Parker (Albuquerque,NM), one nephew Tyler Parker(Seattle, WA). 7 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter, several cousins and other family.
Ed was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Shirley, his paternal grandparents Elisha and Doris Parker, maternal grandparents Norman and Mildred Prue, uncles John and James Prue.
Honoring Ed’s wishes he requested to be cremated and his ashes returned home to his daughter Jennifer. There will be no calling hours or services. Jennifer will hold a gathering in memory of her father for those who would like to attend at a later time (will be announced).
A special thank-you to VA Hospice House for the quality of care given to Ed on his last days and the Albuquerque Fisher House for the hospitality given to the family.
Also a special thank-you to his cousin Todd Prue(Albuquerque,NM) for all you did and standing in and being there by his side in the end.