Racing Team skiier Mary Parcheta's husband
April 07, 2019
is in memory of Jack Parcheta. His wife Mary raced with us on the
Foggy Goggles Sunday team for many years. And, the three of
us raced together on a Friday team TGIF (Not ULLR-related, just a bunch
of good friends racing together). Jack and I colluded together to
bring many pictures of beer to the Foggy Goggle and TGIF tables after
the race was over. Jack was an instructor at Wild Mountain, and
many afternoons of beer and good fellowship he and I and the
instructors shared together.|
While Mary was racing with us she qualified and competed in the NASTAR National championships in Colorado, and many years in succession she was NASAR National Champion in her age group. If she and Jack weren’t out west at their condo in Winter Park she and Jack would make our banquet, and we recognized her as The National Champion.
|John K. "Jack" Parcheta|
It is with great sadness that we remember the passing of Jack Parcheta (78) of Stillwater MN, on April 7, 2019. Jack was vacationing in Steamboat Springs, CO when he suffered a massive stroke.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ollie Parcheta and son-in-law Jeff Scheidt of Steamboat Springs.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Mary, daughter Renee (Michael), son Dan (Jessica), daughter Tracy and two granddaughters, Macayla and Lila, whom he dearly loved.
After graduating from General Motors Institute as an Engineer and later pursuing a Masters in Business, Jack worked at 3M Corporation for 35 years, retiring as a Marketing Director. Upon retirement he pursued his extracurricular activities with passion. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, flying his own plane, playing the stock market and most of all snow skiing. He instilled his "work hard play hard" passion on all his family members. In 2005 he suffered a prior stroke, and worked diligently to resume all his activities despite the lingering disability. His strength, valor, persistence and positivity were an inspiration to all.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday April 26 at 2:00pm at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater.
Visitation begins one hour prior to service, with a reception to follow at the Lowell Inn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Denver Hospice or College Fund for his two Granddaughters.
|Published in Pioneer Press on April 14, 2019|
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