Sunday, October 5, 2014

Requiescat in pace, David Pardington [Updated October 7]

Update 3:  The funeral home was packed beyond packed.  There was a persistent line wrapping around the hallway leading into the viewing room all day.  I knew Dave had one of those magnetic personalities, but wow.  

Here is a link to a print out you can make to follow along in the "Tridentine" Requiem Mass.  We don't have booklets with the full Mass, but most 1962 missals have them. So, if you are coming, bring your missal.  Otherwise, you can print this out if you get it in time or view it on a mobile device if you have web access.

Update 2: Here is the official obituary at Mandzuik Funeral Home.  Note also, there is a Go Fund Me account started by his daughter Catherine.  Anything not needed for funeral and other immediate expenses can go towards college for the girls.  It's near the target, but it would be great to see this pushed well beyond. I know from my time spent with David, college for the girls was of great importance to him.  

Original Post

Please pray for the repose the soul of my friend, and fellow parishioner,David Pardington. Pray also for God to bless his family with consolation and courage in their time of grief. Dave passed around 2 a.m.  Saturday, of a heart attack. He leaves behind a wife and four young daughters.

Dave lived his vocation as a husband and father in the most joyful way. His love for his family was manifest. He put his family and others ahead of himself.  His life revolved around his faith; not his faith around his life.  The Grotto family is also grieving his loss. He was active in so many ways: Knights of Columbus, Ushers, many fundraisers, occasionally in the choir, and so much more. David always showed great concern for others, and whenever he was aware of someone who was sick or going through some difficulty, would include them in his prayers and especially his daily Rosary and the wearing of his Brown Scapular. Many of us found it striking that he would pass away on a First Saturday, which is significant to devotees of the Rosary. 

You will be missed very much, Dave! May you rest in peace. 

UPDATE: a Go Fund Me page has been set up for the Pardington family. Please considering offering your support.

His oldest daughter posted wake and funeral information last night. For now, I'll pass along the death notice when it is available.

The Wake is going to be Tuesday, October 7th from 3pm-9pm. The rosary for dad will be at 8pm. 
The funeral home is called E.J. Mandziuk & Son and is located at 3801 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314. 
The Funeral will be Wednesday, October 8th with a 9:30-10am viewing and a 10am-11am Mass. 
The church is called Assumption Grotto, and is located 13770 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48205 (secured parking). 
Those who wish can proceed on their own to Resurrection Cemetery and meet at Noon at 18210 Clinton River Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48038


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