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Brian Forde

Funeral service arrangements:

Dan Parmenter's wake is going to be on Monday, February 18th, at Hursen Funeral Home in Westchester. The funeral will be held Tuesday, the 19th, at the Christ Church of Oakbrook. The wake goes from 3pm to 9pm. There will be a visitation before the funeral on Tuesday, lasting from 1pm-2pm. The funeral service begins at 2pm . We are arranging to arrive as a house. I will be checking for emails reguarly. Please let anybody not on my mailing list know the dates and times.
Alumni Chair
Stephen Foytlin


This is the link to the obituary in the Tribune (today). As you can see, the family has yet to determine where it wants contributions made.

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Dear Gordon:

Below is a letter from Dan Facchini, Chapter Advisor of Eta Nu. Thank you for allowing the use of this blog to get the word out about Dan. - In the bonds, Brian

Dear Friends:

Thank you to all the alumni and friends that have come forward to help Pi Kappa Alpha through the tragic loss of Dan Parmenter during the shootings at NIU last Thursday. The emails, calls and support for the chapter have been amazing and much appreciated.

I cannot say enough about how proud I am of the chapter. The leadership of Jason Garcia and Tim Smerz has been amazing in dealing with the media, the university, Greek row, the brothers, and their own personal grief. I also add that Josh Boldt has been in close contact with the family, and has done an amazing job. Each brother is dealing with the loss in their own way. But from spending all day and night at the house on Friday, I can honestly say the brotherhood of Pi Kappa Alpha can be seen and felt.

Also, I want to say something about Dan Parmenter. If you drive up to 1020 Hilcrest, you can see Dan’s handy work on the sign he helped put on the front of the new house. In the basement, he built the new oak bar. The brothers speak of Dan as the embodiment of Pi Kappa Alpha – a scholar, a leader, an athlete and a gentleman. Only a sophomore, he was the chapter secretary last semester, social chairman this semester, and on his way to being president of the house. At 6’4”, he was an amazing athlete and the first rope anchor for Tugs this year. On Friday, Dan’s sister came to the Pike house to gather some things, and gave Dan’s Gold Tugs jersey and Tug pad to Josh Boldt. That emotional moment reinforced the reality that this beloved brother and his bright future were senselessly stolen. Dan was one of the chapter’s shining stars, and his life was cut short just by going to class.

For anyone so inclined, Dan’s obituary lists details regarding his wake and funeral arrangements: http://www.legacy.com/chicagotribune/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=103660234

Pi Kappa Alpha is accepting donations from alumni that will go toward paying for flowers at the funeral and putting a memorial for Dan Parmenter in our chapter room. Remaining funds will go directly to the Parmenter family to help pay for funeral expenses. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the chapter’s financial advisor, Mark Ranallo, at mark.ranallo@ssa.gov. We will keep everyone posted with any further developments for memorializing Dan and helping the chapter heal from this devastating loss.

In the bonds,

Dan Facchini
Chapter Advisor

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Daniel Lorenzo Parmenter is a true hero. He is a direct descendant of the Mayflower and the American Revolution!


Daniel Lorenzo Parmenter should be Daniel Louis Parmenter. Daniel Louis Parmenter is a direct descendant of Henry Adams (a descendant of the founding fathers).

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