Norman J. Parker, age 79, passed away February 11, 2018 at Hospice of the Western Reserve, where he was beyond grateful to all of the staff. Dearest father of Debbie, Beverly Diggins (husband Billy), and Karen Valletto (husband Sam); cherished grandfather of Toni, Theresa (husband Leonard), Carrie, Sammy, and Brianna; great grandfather of Lexia and Leonard Jr.; son of the late Linnie and Arthur; brother of Gloria and the late Art and John. He lived in Collinwood most of his life. He was a 30 year retiree from General Motors and a UAW member for 55 years. He loved to garden and swim, but most of all, he loved going to events for his grandchildren which included baseball, football, marching band, and basketball. The family will receive friends Thursday, 4-8pm at Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home, 4274 Mayfield Rd. (at Belvoir Blvd.), South Euclid (216)382-4500. Interment private.