Parrish Kelley

Parrish Kelley - Rochester Cremation
East Rochester, NY – Parrish Kelley passed away suddenly on August 31st, 2018 at age 73. Parrish is predeceased by his parents Dorothea and Bartram. Parrish is survived by his wife Kathleen, his children Anna, Martha, and Ethan, and his brothers Jason and Jeremiah.
In lieu of flowers, we are asking for donations be made in his name to the National Women’s Hall of Fame:
In 2016, Parrish nominated Florence Kelley to be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. To honor his memory we will be collecting signatures to support his nomination of Florence Kelley during his memorial services.  The first service will be held in Rochester, NY at the scattering garden in Mt. Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Ave, on Friday, September 21st at 3:00pm. The next day, on Saturday, September 22nd, we invite friends and family to join us at Hilltop, 6640 Mt Baldy Road, Westfield, NY at 3:00pm.
If you would like to contribute your signature but are not able to attend either service, please contact Anna or Martha Kelley.

4 Condolences

  1. Don Walker on September 9, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    I worked with Parrish for many years at Roberts. He was a great man. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  2. R. William Durand on September 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Parrish was unique in that he was a skilled typesetter and typographer but also an erudite proofreader and editor. While some of us typesetters would occasionally wonder about the copy we were setting into type, Parrish would invariably know exactly what was wrong with it. He deserved some English-centric title like ‘Knight Commander of the Order of Defenders of the English Language.’ His tragic passing brings to mind the Geoffrey Chaucer adage: ‘The life so short, the craft so long to learn.’ The Old Typos Breakfast Club will miss him terribly.

  3. Marybeth Baglieri on September 9, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Sending you my deepest sympathies. I worked with Parrish years ago at Roberts Communications and I always enjoyed spending time chatting with him.

  4. Ray Czapkowski on September 10, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Parrish was an outstanding proofreader/editor, typographer, and historian whom Bill Durand and I will miss seeing at our monthly “Old Typos” breakfast. We’d discuss “the diphthong,” typographic style, and share examples of typography gone astray.
    Bill Durand described Parrish as a “Knight of the English Language”–one who defended its proper use.
    Parrish’s passing leaves an emptines

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