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Michael J. Parth

Michael J. Parth, 56, Wonder Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at home. 

He was born Aug. 17, 1956, in Woodstock to Howard R. Sr. and Celia “Honey” Parth.

He graduated from McHenry High School in 1974 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1976. He was stationed in Washington, D.C., and was assigned to the Presidential Honor Guard.

He marched with his unit in many presidential events and was proud when he marched in a parade in Boston with his uncle, Anthony Vigliotta, in attendance.

He was most recently employed in sales at Woodstock Harley-Davidson and City Lights Harley-Davidson, Palatine.

Survivors include two brothers, Howard (Shirely) Parth, Temecula, Calif., and Frank (fiancee Aimee) Parth, Union Grove, Wis.; nieces and nephews, Bridget (Daniel) Parth Reno, North Carolina, Christopher Parth, Chicago, Heather Parth, Celia Parth and Lorraine Pempek; great-nephews, Cooper Reno and Jacob Breitfuss; an aunt, Josie Thompson; Vigliotta, Faia and Gambale, cousins, in the Boston area, and Thompson cousins, Hopkins, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandmother, Frances Parth; and an uncle, Anthony Vigliotta.

Visitation and a memorial service were Aug. 13 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry.

Memorials can be sent to McHenry County Police Charities, Shop With A Cop, P.O. Box 981, Crystal Lake, IL 60039.

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