Funeral Held March 2 For Craig F. Parker

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Craig Foster Parker Sr. of Livingston, died Monday, February 25. He was 60 years old.

A life-long resident of Livingston, he was the son of the late Howard and Frances Parker.

Mr. Parker was a dispatcher for the Livingston Police Department, and, earlier, worked for the Livingston Water Department.

He was a volunteer firefighter for 43 years, moving through the ranks to Deputy Chief and working with the Exempt Fireman’s Association.

Also a Mason with Livingston Lodge #11 for 28 years, Mr. Parker served as Lodge Master in 1998 and Right Worshipful Grand Pursuivant in 2007. He also sat on the board of directors and held a number of other positions within the Lodge.

He is survived by his son, Craig Parker, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri; and his siblings, Carol Selitto (Michael) of Whippany and Howard Parker, Jr. of Parsippany. He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Sivartsen.

Funeral services were held at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston on Saturday, March 2. Entombment took place at Gates of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Parker’s memory be made either to the Masonic Charity Foundation, Livingston Fire Department, or an animal shelter of one’s choice.

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