In Memoriam


Timothy M. "Tim" Parks

(1953 - 2005)










HORNELL - Timothy M. "Tim" Parks, 52, of 6357 Honey Run Road, Hornell died Tuesday evening (May 24, 2005) at St. James Mercy Hospital, following a long illness.

A native and life resident of Hornell, he was born Jan. 8, 1953, and was the son of Maurice and Armella (Klos) Parks.

Tim was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1971, and was a communicant of St. Ignatius Loyola Church.

He had been employed for a time at Gemmell Installations, Foster Wheeler Corporation and for 10 years worked for the D&H Railroad. For the past 25 years he was self-employed as the owner and manager of TP's Concrete & Contracting, working closely with M-K and Alstom of Hornell.

He was a third-degree member of the Hornell Knights of Columbus, a member of the Hornell Association and a member of the Hornell Kiwanis Club. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed hunting and was a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan.

Tim will be remembered as a true "family man" in every sense of the word. He was a loving husband, a caring father, a devoted son, a fun-loving brother and an awesome grandfather, who enjoyed spending as much time as possible with the grandkids. Timmy, affectionately known as "dump-truck," will also be remembered as being a true and loyal friend with an ever-present smile. He especially enjoyed the time that he spent sharing stories, telling jokes, laughing and, let's not forget "hoisting a few" with his buddies. He will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

He was married on July 11, 1975 to the former Carol Tibbott, who survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Stephanie (Brendan) Smith of Hornell; two sons, David Parks and Jason Parks, both of Hornell; his mother, Armella Parks of North Hornell; his brother, Michael (Rosie) Parks of Hornell; four sisters, Rosie (Charles) Rees of Hornell, Maureen (Daniel) Haynes of Almond, Suzanne Flaitz of Rome and Christine Gardner of Rochester; three grandchildren, Colin Smith, Conor Smith and Caitlin Smith; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carolyn and Robert Tibbott; his brother-in-law, Tim (Susan) Tibbott; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Ignatius Loyola Church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Tim's family request that memorial contributions in his name be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Hornell Little League, East Washington Street, Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.