Joseph A. Parma, age 68 of Conneaut, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, September 10, 2022.
Joe was born on April 12, 1954, in Conneaut, Ohio the son of Andrew J. and Sylvia J. (Sardella) Parma. Joe was a 1972 Conneaut High School graduate and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in 3 years from California State in Washington, PA. and he also earned his master’s degree from Edinboro University.
Joe worked for Chardon High School for two years as the Metal Shop teacher. Joe was hired at Conneaut High School as Shop and Metal teacher where he taught for 10 years and then became the Conneaut High School Guidance Counselor for the next 22 years, until his retirement in 2005 after a 32-year teaching career.
Joe thoroughly enjoyed his retirement years. Joe loved wood working, classic car Street Rods and he built seven hot rods of his own. He played golf, enjoyed boating, camping, and hunting small game and deer. He rode a Harley Davidson for years and later his scooter. For many years he enjoyed wine making and vacationing in Hudson, Florida.
Joe was a member of the Conneaut Moose Club, Sons of the American Legion, the Eagle Club and Light House Cruisers. Joe always had a smile on his face and was everyone’s friend. He cherished his time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Carol Izzi Parma (1994).
Joe is survived by his wife Danica VanDyke Parma, whom he married July 9, 1997, son Nicholas and Kelly Parma of Conneaut, daughter Joey Lynn and Danny Allds of Conneaut, brother Andrew and Terri Parma of Jefferson, brother-in-law Carmen and Shelly Izzi of Jessup, MD, two granddaughters Gianna and Briella Allds, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Private funeral services for Joe will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, with Fr. Philip Miller and Deacon Nicholas Iarocci. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Ashtabula.
Memorial contributions can be made in Joe’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.
The Raisian Funeral Home has been entrusted with his arrangements.
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