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Brian L. Parker

June 23, 2017

Brian L. ParkerBrian L. Parker, 45, formerly of Watertown passed away at his uncle and aunt's, Christopher and Laurie Brown, home in Rodman. He died surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, June 30, from 3 - 6PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 1, at St. Anthony's Church at 10AM with Msgr. Robert Aucoin, pastor, presiding.

Brian was born in Watertown on August 30, 1971, son of Linda M. Schweinsberg. He attended St. Anthony's School and graduated from Immaculate Heart Central School in 1990. He received his bachelor's degree from Alfred State. While at Alfred, he enjoyed playing rugby and worked for a nursery and landscaping company. Until his illness he was a mail processing clerk for the US Postal Service, based in Syracuse. He enjoyed hunting, music, landscaping, and socializing with his many friends. Brian's most favorite pastime was fishing, always outfishing his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Linda and Michael Traynor, Watertown; maternal grandparents, Charles and Gloria Schweinsberg, Watertown; three brothers, Michael Traynor, Syracuse, Scott Traynor and wife, Christina, Ogdensburg, and Jason Traynor, Watertown; niece, Sophia and two nephews, Shawn and Jordan; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Brian loved Ausable and in lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in his name to the Ausable River Association, P. O. Box 8, Wilmington, NY 12997. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#14 Diana Spencer Howard 2017-06-30 12:47
Brian, I know you from growing up with my brother Dave Howard. And the two of you always messing around. When my husband Craig hired you and Dave to help us on the weekends build our house in Rodman, 30 years ago, he and I would laugh and say that we were really paying for entertainment, not work.
I know you and Dave were very close friends, and this is just a small separation of time from family and friends. our precious Lord needed some entertainment also. So, while you watch over everyone from above, we all will see you when we come home.
Tell my dad I miss him, and both of you can catch up.
Be happy where you are, and be at peace and joyful.
God Bless ❤️Craig & Diana Spencer.
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#13 Daves Mom 2017-06-28 13:38
Brian I remember from the kid with red hair in kindergarten and IHC and college. You fought like a warrior till the end... You will always have a special place in my heart. Till we meet again RIP
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#12 Daves Mom 2017-06-28 13:30
Brian you were such a great one and you fought like a hero till the end. I remember you from the kid with red hair in kindergarten and will never forgot what a wonderful man you grew up to be. I will forever hold you in a special place in my heart. Till we meet again RIP.
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#11 Allyson McManus 2017-06-27 20:07
You don't know me but I met Brian in February when he was my husband's roommate at St. Joseph's Hospital. We had a very nice conversation with Brian on the morning of 2/28 about his life and what he had been dealing with. My husband and I ached for him for what he had been through. An hour later my husband unexpectedly and suddenly went into cardiac arrest. They kicked me out of the room and a team worked on him for 25 minutes, but unfortunately were not able to bring him back and he passed away. As devastating as it was for me I was so worried about Brian, as he was on the other side of the curtain the whole time they worked on my husband. I knew he must have been traumatized and I expressed my concern about him to the nurses. They assured me that they would take care of him. I have thought about him so many times since that day and have prayed for him. My condolences to his family- I am so sorry for your loss and I pray he is at peace finally.
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#10 Anonymous 2017-06-27 19:09
My thoughts and condolences go out to Brian's family. Brian was an amazing individual, and always made me laugh. His calm demeanor, but also fun side were both amazing to hang out with. You will indeed be missed but never forgotten my friend. I can't wait to see you again.
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#9 Elaine Carpenter 2017-06-27 07:26
Linda, Mike and Family, so sorry for your loss...
Elaine and George Carpenter
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#8 David Howard 2017-06-26 22:32
It was a tough battle and you fought to the end. This is the Parker the everyone knew. You gave 110% towards everything including friendships.
You will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Throughout grade school, high school and college, you have always been a great friend. Whenever anyone asked for a hand, you were always there for them. You were one to make friends no matter where you were.
Rest in Peace
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#7 Flaitz family 2017-06-26 20:48
Words cannot express how very sad we are that you are gone from our lives. You don't find friends like you and we will never again. We let you into our lives and you have changed it forever. We miss you and everything good you brought us. We will never forget you!
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#6 Adam Lawlor 2017-06-26 14:00
Thoughts and Prayers to the family of Brian Parker. We had some good times and a lot of memories growing up. Brian will certainly be missed by everyone...
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#5 Carl R. Franks 2017-06-26 10:29
Thoughts and prayers to Brian's family at this difficult time. I graduated a year after Brian did will miss his presence through the halls of IHC whenever I visit
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