Frank Parrish

Frank Parrish

Frank Roland Parrish, 64, of Elizabeth City, NC, died Sunday, September 22, 2013 at his home. Born in Wilson, NC, he was the son of the late Walter J. Parrish and Grace Watkins Parrish and was the husband of Kimberly Austin Parrish. Frank was devoted to his wife and children. He served and loved Christ Episcopal Church for thirty-four years and he loved serving the people of the First Judicial District as their elected District Attorney. Mr. Parrish was a graduate of University of North Carolina and Campbell Law School and was Past President of the Conference of District Attorneys.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Parrish is survived by a daughter, Erin Nicole Parrish of Hillsborough, NC; a son, Jason Mendel Parrish of Amsterdam; a brother, Walter J. Parrish, Jr. and wife Norma of Laurinburg, NC; and a nephew, Walter J. Parrish, III and wife Melody of Greensboro, NC.

A memorial service will take place Friday, September 27, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Brent Melton officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Christ Episcopal Church Parish House. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Christ Episcopal Church, 200 S. McMorrine Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909; or to the SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina, P.O. Box 1722, Elizabeth City, NC 27906. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Parrish family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. Sheriff Tony Perry on September 24th, 2013 2:45 pm

    Will miss you brother Frank. You are a legend that will never be forgotten! I am proud to have been your friend. May God bless all the Parrish family.

  2. Rodney Meads on September 24th, 2013 2:55 pm

    It was a pleasure knowing Frank and working with him in the court system. He will be missed by all. My prayers go out to the family. May you find peace and understanding through this difficult time of loss.

  3. Mary Ann Aydlett on September 24th, 2013 3:16 pm

    Kim, my deepest condolences to you and all of the family. Frank was a great man. I am honored to have known him. Prayers for you all.

  4. Molly Brite on September 24th, 2013 3:20 pm

    Deepest sympathy to your family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Julie Bridges on September 24th, 2013 3:29 pm

    Kim, Jason, and Erin, I am thinking of you with love and compassion. Our world has been admonished the loss of such a goo man. Frank could always make you think, make you simile, and sometimes, make you cry. He has two wonderful children who share many of his traits.

  6. Stacey White on September 24th, 2013 3:36 pm

    Thinking of you during this time & always.
    Your William E. Wood family

  7. Jason and Melisa Wheelbarger on September 24th, 2013 3:40 pm

    Frank was never short on sharing stories or smiles and he will be greatly missed but his memories will continue to be shared by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Prayers for Kim, Jason, Erin and the entire District Attorneys office.

  8. Kathy Harris & Bob Norton on September 24th, 2013 3:49 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you make your way thru this difficult time.

  9. Phil & Kathy Dowdy on September 24th, 2013 4:03 pm

    It was a pleasure to have known Frank and share laughs together. We extend our deepest sympathy to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers go with you.

  10. Jerry Forbes and family on September 24th, 2013 4:15 pm

    So very sorry for this loss. The community has lost a great leader. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family at this time.

  11. Kristie Forbes on September 24th, 2013 4:39 pm

    My thought and prayers go out to you all through this difficult time. I did not know him very well but Anthony spoke very highly of him. He will be missed my many.

  12. Lynne and Mike McLain on September 24th, 2013 4:47 pm

    Kim,our deepest sympathies. Frank was one very special man. We have many found memories of him and he will be especially missed.

  13. Tommy & Rayna Brite on September 24th, 2013 4:59 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  14. Brandon Henderson on September 24th, 2013 4:59 pm

    Wonderful man. Always a kind word and made certain he left you feeling better than when he met you. Rest in peace Frank, keep a watch over us all. Love and condolences to the family!

  15. debbie cutrell on September 24th, 2013 5:06 pm

    he was one of the nicest men I ever met…..he would come n city deli when I worked there for coffee and cake around closeing time……..i am so sorry needless to say .rest in piece u wonderful man

  16. Robin Stamey & Page Walker on September 24th, 2013 5:10 pm

    We are very saddened to learn of Frank’s death. He was a special person who will be missed. Our thoughts go out to his loved ones.

  17. Rose Donahue on September 24th, 2013 6:00 pm

    Dear Kim & Family,
    I imagine by now Frank’s chatting up Jerry Garcia who said, “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil”. That quote was especially appropriate to Frank’s life, it’s no wonder he was such a huge fan!
    We will all miss him.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Rose Donahue

  18. James D. & Maria R. Lane on September 24th, 2013 6:02 pm

    Rose and I send our regards to the Parrish family during this most stressful time in yore lives. May God bless you all.

  19. Glenda & Roger Crane on September 24th, 2013 6:05 pm

    We are so very sorry for the loss of Frank. He was a wonderful man & will be missed by all. Prayers are with you at this time.

    Roger & Glenda Crane

  20. Betty Fairchild,Carl Fairchild on September 24th, 2013 6:14 pm

    To the Parrish Family- You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

  21. Gwen Stevens on September 24th, 2013 6:17 pm

    Kim and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Frank. May God’s Blessings Be With You and Your Family during this difficult time.
    Woody and Gwen Stevens

  22. Steve Tisdale on September 24th, 2013 6:25 pm

    Still getting over the shock of your passing away. When I was in BLET a few years back I thoroughly enjoyed the classes you taught! They were so very entertaining and informative.
    And the performance you did during the 13 annual Ghost Walk most enjoyable indeed. You really gave the characters you portrayed their own very unique personalities.
    I am going to miss seeing in Muddy Waters coffee house.

  23. Lolita Chapman (NCSBI) on September 24th, 2013 6:57 pm

    DA Parrish was a very devoted District Attorney and I really enjoyed working with him. He will be missed.

  24. Mort Rothschild & Ronnie Russell on September 24th, 2013 7:01 pm

    Kim, Erin, and Jason,
    We have known Frank for more than 20 years. We both will miss his wit and laugh. also the free legal advice was nice. Frank always had a good word about the people in his laugh. I know that he was very proud of all of you. I know that one day we all will meet Frank in heaven doing what he does best.
    Kim, you and the kids will be in Ronnie’s and mine thoughts and prayers.
    Mort Rothschild & Ronnie Russell

  25. Lisa Daum on September 24th, 2013 7:24 pm

    Kim my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  26. Charles Dail on September 24th, 2013 7:27 pm

    I got to know Frank many years ago,and miss seeing him as often.He was a great attorney with his own unique style and ways of getting things done.My thoughts are with his family.RIP Frank.

  27. Catherine Eason Gardner on September 24th, 2013 7:36 pm

    Kim and family,
    A true loss for our community and his family. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  28. Donna Kitchen on September 24th, 2013 7:42 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Frank certainly left his mark on our community and made a difference in alot of people’s lives.

  29. Bobbi White on September 24th, 2013 8:08 pm

    Kim and Family- I am so sorry for your loss! Frank was a wonderful man. I first met Frank in the mid-1980’s during a trial in Perquimans County. But I came to know him while he was playing basketball at Knobbs Creek in our adult league. Such a character! He enjoyed a good game of basketball with a smile on his face and a little story to tell. He will be missed my many people in our community! You are all in my thoughts.

  30. Jerry Allen II on September 24th, 2013 8:14 pm

    Dear Parrish Family,
    Mr. Parrish taught at my BLET class this semester. It was an honor to have met him. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
    My Regards,
    Jerry Allen II and Family and BLET Fall 2013

    Mr. Parrish,
    I will see you down the trail.
    Rest in peace.

  31. Linda Porter on September 24th, 2013 8:24 pm

    Frank. what a blessing you have been to all that knew you. I feel very blessed to have been one of those people. Your the only person I knew that actually interviewed my idol Janice Joplin…the only Dead Head DA… And the only one to have fried a Toyota for Thanksgiving… Now how many people could say that.,, i am so very proud to have known you and to have had the opportunity to been your hairstylist for a period time. You will truly be missed and always be loved.

  32. Al & Min DelGarbino on September 24th, 2013 8:25 pm

    Kim and Family,
    Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Al & Min

  33. Hardy Gillam, Inspector NC License & Theft Bureau on September 24th, 2013 8:48 pm

    My condolences to the family, I know that you will sorely miss his great presence. I had the pleasure of knowing Frank for 30 years. I considered him a dear friend, a great man, and one of the most practical logical men that I have ever known. I have worked in different judicial districts all over Eastern NC, and I have to say that Frank was the finest prosecutor that I have ever worked with. The Devil better beware because I am sure Frank is itching to try him. My friend you will be missed. God Bless his family and friends.

  34. Linda Porter on September 24th, 2013 8:49 pm

    Kim, I was shocked to hear of Frank’s passing. I can’t find the words to express my sorrows for you and the children.
    Cherish that you’ve been given the gift to call this extraordinary person to call your Husband. And for the children, what a blessing to have such a special man to call Father. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  35. Greg Sakas on September 24th, 2013 8:50 pm

    Having known him as a student at Fike High School and since in Elizabeth City I always enjoyed our conversations as he towered over most men. He always was a very thoughtful caring man who has left his mark on the world. Words can not express how sad it was to hear of his passing. There were no better men that I have known from our graduating class, he was very special. Prayers and thoughts are with the entire family during this difficult time.

  36. Jamie Blanks on September 24th, 2013 8:50 pm

    Frank was a great teacher for a young Trooper in Elizabeth City. I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to know you. My condolences to your family.

  37. Ed Kirby on September 24th, 2013 9:03 pm

    To the Parrish Family, Franks DA Family, and the Law Enforcement Community. I have know Frank for the last 24 years. He was always about doing the right thing. Please take comfort in knowing how many lives he touched in a positive way. He had a big heart and will be missed by many. I am proud to have known him.

  38. Christie Sanders on September 24th, 2013 9:33 pm

    Kim and family – I’m so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. May you find peace during this difficult time.

  39. Ann & Lennie Hughes on September 24th, 2013 9:33 pm

    Kim, our hearts ache for you at this difficult time. Frank was always so sweet and thoughtful towards Benjamin, and Ben just loved hearing Frank read in church!He would tell me that Frank Parrish has a beautiful voice!

  40. Veola Spivey on September 24th, 2013 9:41 pm

    Kim, please know that you and family are in my thoughts and prayers. I loved Frank’s humor and transparency. May your special memories add to the grace and mercy that God has granted to see you through this valley experience.

  41. Harvey and Sharon Yonowitz on September 24th, 2013 9:45 pm


    How can we ever forget the guidance and love extended to Amy! Frank was an inspiration to her. We are so grateful to both of you for welcoming us into your home whenever we visited. Frank will always remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  42. Margie Berry on September 24th, 2013 9:48 pm

    I will always remember his great contributions to Ghost Walk. He will be missed.

  43. Dottie Huebner on September 24th, 2013 10:06 pm

    Mr. Parrish was a true example of a honest and hard working person. He treated every one with respect. He will be missed! Kim and family you are in our prayers!!

  44. Lourenda Godley Godfrey on September 24th, 2013 10:08 pm

    So sorry to hear of the death of Frank. He was loved by all who knew him. He always had a smile on his face and enjoyed life. He will be missed not only in the legal community in the First Judicial District, but by the entire Elizabeth City community.

  45. Karen Ervin on September 24th, 2013 10:11 pm

    He will be missed very much. I send prayers to your family from my family. He was a loving and caring man that was very pleasant to be around.

  46. quincy saunders on September 24th, 2013 11:20 pm

    When I first became a Magistrate, Mr. Parrish told me to call on him if I ever had a concern or question about anything dealing with criminal processes, (and I did). Truly, a GIANT in the judicial community that will sorely be missed. He has prosecuted his last case and I do believe that the Lord has received him and said, ‘Well Done’. Prayers go out to the entire Parrish family

  47. Joyce Faulcon Anderson on September 25th, 2013 12:15 am

    On behalf of the family of Brinkley Faulcon, I express our deepest sympathy. Mr. Parrish was a caring person who was helpful to our famiily. We will keep you in our prayers.

  48. L.P. Sink on September 25th, 2013 1:16 am

    Dear Kim and Family,
    I have had the pleasure of knowing Frank since 1979 when he was hired as an assistant DA. I have spent countless hours in different court rooms around the First District with him trying cases. There was never a dull moment because for all his serious side he would be sitting at the table giving an argument to a Judge on case law and would lean over and say something that would be hysterically funny and just look at you just as serious. I still have a couple of Jerry Garcia’s ties that he would always comment on whenever he saw them.
    Frank was a kind and compassionate man and a brilliant trial lawyer. He truly loved his family, his church and his work for the citizens in the First District. I will truly miss my old friend. God Bless you Frank and to you Kim and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  49. Patsy Brite on September 25th, 2013 5:59 am

    Frank was a special person. Thankfully I knew him from the right side of the law. He had a way of making people laugh. Once he knew you he never forgot you. Prayers and heartfelt sympathy to you all.

  50. Mary Jolliff Moore on September 25th, 2013 6:08 am

    How blest are the family who could claim Frank Parrish as their own! He was so earnest, so thorough, so funny! I knew him from my days at KDHPD, as a Magistrate, and as a Deputy Sheriff in Dare Co. I don’t know a negative thing about him, and there were many laughs when he was near. NOT in Court–he was very sober on the job. My condolences to the family and to his many friends.

  51. Pam Brown on September 25th, 2013 7:26 am

    Kim, my prayers are with you and the family. I will miss discussing the great books we’ve read. Frank always had a smile and a story.

  52. Dana Harris and The Kill Devil Hills Police Department on September 25th, 2013 7:27 am

    We offer our sincere and heartfelt Condolences. As everyone knows,and has expressed, he will be missed.

  53. Debbie & Lucien Morrisette on September 25th, 2013 7:56 am

    Kim and family,

    Our thoughts, prayers and love to you and your family. May God sustain your every need today, tomorrow and in the weeks ahead. I came across this quote…
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal” ~ From a headstone in Ireland~
    May loving memories be yours forever,
    Debbie & Lucien

  54. sheila rose tyler on September 25th, 2013 8:01 am

    Kim and family,
    Like everyone else I was shocked to hear the news on Sunday night. I had some wonderful times with Frank all the years that I was Clerk. He never got rattled and always had a story or two to tell. I especially loved the “fried toyota” at Thanksgiving story. Please know that I am praying that our Lord and Savior brings you comfort and peace. I am in Scotland and will be unable to attend the memorial service for Frank but, know that I will be thinking of you. My husband, Dean(who worked with Frank in Currituck in the courtroom) will be there.
    Gods peace to you and your family.
    Sheila Rose Tyler
    Retired Clerk of Superior Court
    Currituck County

  55. Cynthia & Peter Erickson on September 25th, 2013 8:18 am

    Kim and family,
    Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Frank was a great man, all of us in the community will miss him. He always made us laugh ! He had a great mind and a compassionate heart. He will surely be missed.
    Peter & Cynthia Erickson

  56. Donna Cartwright Hayden on September 25th, 2013 8:31 am

    We will miss Frank at the Cartwright family Reunion with his smile and laughter. My condolences to Kim and all of the family.

  57. Anne Weeks Whitson on September 25th, 2013 8:33 am

    Mrs. Parrish & family,
    I lost my husband on 7/3/2010 suddenly with a massive heart attack. I know what you are going through. Just remain true to your faith, and GOD will see you through all things. You will never forget his smile, laugh, friendship, and companionship, and leadership. You and all the family will miss him for days, and years to come. Please stay close to GOD and your faith. This is why you live everyday to its fullest. You never know when GOD is going to call you home.
    Sister in CHRIST,
    Anne Weeks Whitson

  58. Faye Respass Oliver on September 25th, 2013 8:48 am

    Kim And Family,
    The Respass Family would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Frank was an extraordinary person.He was a kind man and was always there to help people.When we would see Frank, he would always talk about our father, the late Sgt. Leander Respass.He is going to be missed by everyone.May God Continue To Bless All Of You ! Love, The Respass Family

  59. Brenda Sanders on September 25th, 2013 9:12 am

    Kim ,Jason,and Erin
    My prayers and thoughts are with you .Frank was a great guy and helped our family along the way.We will miss him .He always treated everyone with respect and concern and gave advice that truly helped my son.God be with you through life .

  60. Sheila Purnell on September 25th, 2013 10:01 am

    Kim @ Family, I met Frank in1986 when I went to the PD and when I retired from the SO he told me to keep the good eye open. Two weeks ago, I told him I was keeping the good eye on him . He was always the same. I know how it feels to lose a spouse. Stay in prayer and keep your memories active and let the tears flow when you need to.

  61. Cathy Toohill Kielar on September 25th, 2013 10:22 am

    Frank and I were friends in high school. We hung out at the county library and sometimes sat on the outside bench and talked and laugh. I thought Frank was the smartest and funniest guy in high school. I am glad he found a profession where he could exercise his quick wit.

  62. Chuck Eatmon on September 25th, 2013 11:01 am

    Farewell to my first and oldest friend.

  63. Charlie Newsome on September 25th, 2013 11:11 am

    Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was the best at his job: honest, fair, compassionate and impartial. He will be sorely missed. May your pain be lightened by the knowledge of the good man he was.

  64. Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates on September 25th, 2013 11:56 am

    Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the family and friends of Frank Parrish.

    “Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.”

    May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of good friends.

    Our entire family and staff would like to extend sympathy to you in this difficult time.

    Joe and Ann Lamb

  65. Brinkley Faulcon on September 25th, 2013 12:17 pm

    I found out today that Mr. Frank Parrish passed away and I instantly was brought to tears. A few years ago, I met him after my father passed and learned from others how well he treated my father. My father was very sick and Frank, being the man he was, showed compassion. This earned my respect forever. I wish for the chance to speak with him before he passed. I want to thank him not just for what he did for my dad and my family, but also thank him for the man he was…compassionate, generous, and kind. My condolences go out to his family. A great man just left us.

  66. kim burgess on September 25th, 2013 12:41 pm

    We were very shocked and saddened when we heard the news sun night. My heart goes out to you and your family. We have known Frank for many years and always enjoyed being around him – he always had me laughing- what a great man. He is going to be missed.I cannot imagine what you are going through, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers

    kim and bret

  67. Lamar and Phyllis Phillips on September 25th, 2013 1:24 pm

    There are no words that can fully express the loss of your husband. It has been a pleasure to know him as someone really special. We wish you strength and hope in this fragile time,
    he will be missed.

  68. Tim Ewell on September 25th, 2013 2:22 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Parrish family on their loss. In the short time I’ve known him, he was a blessing to us all. My heart and prayers go out to you all.

  69. Bud and Barbara Tardiff on September 25th, 2013 3:49 pm

    Kim,You and your family are in our thoughts. Frank enriched so many lives and always put a smile on our faces. Steve sends his love and wishes he could chat with him one more time. He was a great help to him when he was trying to decide his future. The Tardiffs will remember Frank with smiles.

  70. Dianne & Bryan West on September 25th, 2013 5:46 pm

    Kim & family,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Please know that you always have friends in Carrollton, VA. We have very fond memories of Frank. Call on us anytime if you need us!

  71. Vicki Tee Barfield on September 25th, 2013 6:28 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I will always remember Franks’s humor and how many times we laughed together in classes at Ralph L Fike. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.
    Vicki Tee

  72. penny causey on September 25th, 2013 6:54 pm

    Am so saddened by the loss of one of the greatest people I have ever known,my heart is broken for Kim,Erin and Jason,we were all so blessed to have known Frank and he will be missed by all.
    Love,thoughts and prayers are with you.

  73. Bobbi & Kurt Hunsberger on September 25th, 2013 7:01 pm

    We can’t imagine a world without Frank Parrish.
    We always looked forward to bumping into him on the street or at Muddies because we knew we were in for
    some great stories and conversation. But Frank will
    live on in our hearts forever.
    Our deepest sympathy to you Kim and his children.
    Bobbi & Kurt Hunsberger

  74. Patrice Jones Faulcon on September 25th, 2013 7:08 pm

    Dear Kim and the Parrish Family. My heart was saddened and the tears have not stopped flowing since hearing of Frank’s passing. I, too, have journeyed down this road and share your heartache. Frank was truly a dear friend to Brinkley. Frank was not just my husband’s boss or friend of the family, he WAS FAMILY (in every meaning of the word) to me, my kids, the entire Faulcon clan. Frank will forever be thought of reverently with much respect, compassion, and love. Peace to all of you and may your heart be lifted by your spiritual beliefs; may your days be brightened by the loving and caring from your many family and friends; and may you share many laughs from your fond memories of Frank. WHAT A GREAT GIFT GOD GAVE US IN FRANK! I will always cherish the day I met Frank! My condolences.

  75. Tom Campbell on September 25th, 2013 8:11 pm

    A bright light in our midst has gone out amongst us with the sudden loss of ever giving, ever sharing Frank Parrish. I offer deepest sympathies from Elizabeth and Tom Campbell. May happier memories with Frank console you now in this time of grief and ever afterwards.

  76. Carter Mason on September 25th, 2013 9:20 pm

    Frank was an excellent man… I always enjoyed talking to him whenever I would walk into the Parish Hall at Christ Church. Thinking of you during these hard times Kim.

  77. Catarina Wiggins on September 25th, 2013 9:28 pm


    I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was such a kind man and I am so fortunate to have met him and attended church with him. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Lots of love and prayers, Catarina

  78. Robert Kelly-Goss on September 26th, 2013 9:00 am

    Frank will be missed.
    “A box of rain will ease the pain, and love will see you through.” – Grateful Dead, Box Of Rain

  79. Kathy Cotterell from Princess Anne Builders on September 26th, 2013 10:08 am

    Kim, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Reading some of these messages it is clear your husband will be missed by so many friends, colleagues and acquaintances. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all…. Kathy and Sid

  80. Jim & Veronika Rohrscheib on September 26th, 2013 10:27 am

    Our thoughts are with you upon the untimely death of Frank. He was a good and kindhearted man–always smiling.
    Jim & Veronika

  81. Frances Causey on September 26th, 2013 10:34 am

    Dear Kim- Cathy and I are thinking of you and heartbroken at the loss of Frank. I remember Frank as a kind, gentle man with a fierce passion for justice and helping those less fortunate. With much love, Frances and Cathy

  82. CJ and JD Henderson on September 26th, 2013 11:32 am

    My dear Queenie,
    I am so thinking of you and I am so sorry. I know how you loved him and he loved you.
    with much love,

  83. tricia and lee jones on September 26th, 2013 12:24 pm

    Frank was a wonderful part of our church family. He was a great sunday school teacher to our twins. His energy and sense of humor made him a favorite to be around. He will be missed!

  84. SUSAN MATOUSEK on September 26th, 2013 1:51 pm





  85. Ernie Lee on September 26th, 2013 5:03 pm

    I have had the privilege and honor of serving as a fellow prosecutor with Frank for many years. Frank was an outstanding advocate, excellent prosecutor, and great man. As a fellow District Attorney, I will miss his insight, wit, and integrity. He will be truly missed by the people of the First District and the State of N.C. May God bless and comfort the family.

  86. Barbara and Tony Marcello on September 26th, 2013 8:23 pm

    Dear Kim and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time, May God Bless you in your time of loss and grief,

    Tony and Barbara Marcello

  87. Lou Halstead on September 27th, 2013 1:45 am

    Sweet Kim,

    My heart goes out to you and your family at this sad time. John and Frank, often at odds in the courtroom, were such great pals I too have fond memories with Frank~~ghost walks~~the Camden County courthouse celebration What a fine, funny, bright man he was Remember I am only a phone call away. Hugs and prayers~~~Lou

  88. Cheryl McNeill (retired- NCSBI) on September 27th, 2013 9:47 am

    To Kim and family,
    It was a very sad day when I heard about Frank. He was a wonderful person, friend, advocate for the children and 100% pro law enforcement. I admired his strength, integrity and his wonderful sense of humor. Praying for all of you during this difficult time.

  89. Frederica Sawyer (Freddie) on September 27th, 2013 10:35 am

    Will miss you! Will miss your smile and advice and warnings! Always there when I needed you! Loved hearing you talk about Kim and the dogs. Your a friend for life and as long as I live on earth I will remember you and I will see you in heaven.
    Kim, love you and will be in touch. I am so sorry for your loss.

  90. Rebecca & Darrell Cross on September 27th, 2013 11:05 am

    Such a loss to our whole community – Frank will be missed. I smile as I picture Frank as Madame Snell and other such memorable characters in Encore and Ghost Walk. He was a treasure!
    Our love and prayers to you and your family Kim.

  91. Michael Ott on September 27th, 2013 11:23 am

    I knew Frank since I was in my late teens. I will truly miss the many hours we discussed baseball, music, politics, religion, music etc. He always made you feel you were the most important person in the room. Love and Millicent will miss their “Rank” too. It makes me sad that they won’t have the opportunity Suzanne and I had to learn from such an honest and caring man. I am lucky to have called Frank my friend. I miss him already.

  92. Linda Ashe on September 27th, 2013 11:49 am

    So sorry for your loss. We were in high school together and went to prom. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  93. Felicia Crutch Melton on September 27th, 2013 1:22 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family, co-workers and friends during this time of bereavement. May God bless and keep each of you.

  94. Katherine Lane on September 27th, 2013 1:32 pm

    Several years ago, I had the pleasure of working as an intern for the District Attorney’s Office. The staff was wonderful, especially Frank. He had such a presence in the courtroom and a passion for the law. The citizens of the First Judicial District have lost a great leader. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  95. David A. Boone on September 27th, 2013 2:04 pm


    Thank you for sharing Frank with the world. Thank you for walking with him and us to ensure the many successes in our world. The Party is sorry for your loss. His legacy shall forever be that we all learned from him. Keep the FAITH.

  96. Dr Steven M Faber on September 27th, 2013 3:01 pm

    Myself and all my staff are so so sorry for your loss. Frank was such an incredible, kind man, a good friend, and wonderful soul. I am so grateful and fortunate to be able to call him a friend. My deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. Lots of love and prayers are with you at this time and always.

  97. Leonard A. Mills on September 27th, 2013 3:59 pm

    I’m one of Frank’s classmates from Fike high school. I only know Frank a little, just by seeing him at school and maybe a class or two. I pray that you have many great memories of Frank, family, friends and community alike. I’ll say a prayer for Frank and include his Family. God can use a good attorney in his court. I hope Frank is the soul. Len

  98. Leslie Limerick on September 27th, 2013 9:57 pm

    I had unfortunately not seen Uncle Frank in years, but will miss him greatly! Such a loss. Love you uncle sport!

  99. Mark and Debra Loudin on September 30th, 2013 11:34 am

    May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

  100. Jon Barrett on October 1st, 2013 12:22 pm

    Parrish Family –

    I am sorry for your loss. I am fortunate to still have both my parents so I can’t imagine what you are feeling.
    It brings me happiness to know that Jason was fondly telling stories about his family the week before this happened as I visited him in the Netherlands.

    “Death and Love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven” – Michaelangelo

  101. Jim Carter on October 2nd, 2013 8:54 am

    Although I have not seen Frank since law school, I have thought of him over the years; remembering his independent spirit, sense of humor and strong sense of right and wrong. I am sure that these qualities were always a part of him.
    My sympathy to his family.

  102. Doug Petho on October 2nd, 2013 2:45 pm

    I had the honor of working with Frank when I was fresh out of law school in 1991. For the two years I worked with him he was both mentor and friend. Although our paths did not cross again, I have often mentioned his name to friends and colleagues the smartest and most honorable attorneys I’ve ever known. I am truly sorry for your families loss.

  103. Fernando and Neli Fernandez on October 8th, 2013 10:14 am

    There is no way to measure the loss of this great friend, family man and dedicated public servant. Our families and our community have lost a great champion and individual. Kim and family – We share in your loss and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  104. Terry Hinton on October 11th, 2013 10:17 pm

    Kim I am so sorry for your loss. Christopher Mcphatter and I speak of you often. May God bless you and your family.

  105. G.Ford on December 20th, 2014 12:06 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. You can find much comfort in the Holy Scriptures which assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

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