Timothy “Tim” Parrilli, passed away early Sunday morning, July 20, 2014, at the age of 63. He died after a short battle with esophageal cancer.
Timothy was born on Jan. 31, 1951, to Joseph and Barbara (Engvalson) Parrilli of Oak Park, Ill. He married Charlotte Fraley on Oct. 8, 1971, in Naperville, Ill.
From stacking Cheerios as a toddler to remodeling and constructing new homes, Tim was a carpenter and builder all his life. Tim owned a successful contracting business with his brother for many years in Maple Park. He was a hard-working husband, father of five and grandfather of five.
Tim had many passions in life, from crafting with wood and enjoying the outdoors, to talking politics and history, inspiring his friends and family with his animated stories—better than a history teacher. Tim could tell even the smallest details about almost any historical event, especially the Civil War and World War II.
Tim was especially passionate about his antique cars. He owned, restored and meticulously cared for his cars, and he loved to drive and show them off at car shows.
Tim left his mark on this world in many ways, but the most important way to him was by his family: his wife, Charlotte; daughters, Julie (Coby), Elizabeth (Ryan) Bobowiec, and Mary; son, Daniel (Tina); as well as grandsons, Chris, Cory and Owen; and granddaughters, Calabria and Olivia. He had an impact on many people and will continue to lead his family through their own lives with his wisdom.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Chris; and daughter, Kathleen Rose.
A memorial will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., with a blessing at 5 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn.
In lieu of flowers, send donations in Tim’s name to The Esophageal Cancer Action Network. For more information and to make donations, visit ecan.org. For notification recipient address, use 834 County Road Z, Arkdale, Wis. 54613.
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Center is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhome.net.