Thomas Max


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Thomas Max Parvin

Apr 11 1938 - Jul 27 2010

Thomas Max Parvin, age 72 of Plano, Texas passed away on July 27, 2010 after a ten year battle with cancer. He was born on April 11, 1938 in Dallas, Texas. Tom graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in electrical engineering. He served his country in the United States Army for two years and then enjoyed a 40 year career in a number of upper management positions within the telecommunications industry. He moved several times for his career and in addition to Texas lived in Colorado, Missouri and Iowa. Tom’s passions in life were his family, reading, studying history, playing tennis and bridge and enjoying a witty sense of humor. Among the many blessings for which he gave thanks, he counted the greatest to be the boundless love and devotion of his wife of 42 years, Valerie. His Christian faith was of utmost importance to him and he was ready to meet the Lord in his final days. Among his final words, he quoted from Psalm 27: “I wait for Thee, Lord, I wait for Thee.” Tom was a faithful and devoted member of several church congregations where he served in numerous volunteer positions and outreach ministries, most recently with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco. His family would like to thank the congregation of St. Philip’s and all the members of the clergy for their endless prayers, love and support during Tom’s illness. He is survived by his wife, Valerie; daughter, Lara Prachar and husband, Mike of Indianapolis, IN; daughter, Vanessa Johnson and husband, Cary of Blommington, MN; grandchildren, Zachary Thomas Prachar, Gabrielle Prachar, Jack Johnson and Hope Johnson; brother, Don Parvin and wife, Rhonda; sister, Joan Hipp and husband, Rommie and numerous loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Howard and Vivian Marie (Griffey) Parvin and sister, Virginia Beaudoin. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 6400 Stonebrook Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034. A reception with light refreshments will follow the service. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Tom’s memory to either St. Philip’s building fund or the Salvation Army.
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