Memorial service next Saturday for Robby Parkhurst, 1953-2018

Family and friends will gather next Saturday (July 14th) in memory of Robby Parkhurst. This is the remembrance being shared with the community:

Robert (Robby) Parkhurst passed away on June 23 following a stroke.

He was born on January 24, 1953 in Coupeville, WA, and was raised in Oak Harbor. Robby was a resident of West Seattle and had worked at Providence Mount St. Vincent for 21 years as the barista and manager of the gift shop.

Robby was a tremendous role model of kindness and love. He created a gathering space in the Gift Shop where all could come and enjoy a smile, a listening ear, a moment of support or to find that ideal gift. The daily crossword puzzle and classic rock music along with that perfect cup of coffee will be sorely missed. Robby had the most remarkable gift for making each person he greeted feel like they were his special friend and so many of them were.

Robby’s greatest joys outside of work were his many close friends and family. Robby was the kind of person who maintained long friendships while making room for new ones.

On Saturday, July 14, the many friends and family of Robby Parkhurst will gather for a Mass and memorial service at Providence Mount St. Vincent starting at 11 am.

On Sunday, July 15, Holy Family Church will also hold a resurrection Mass at 11 am for Robby.

Robby adopted his grandson Hunter when he was very young and has been a constant and loving presence in his life. In lieu of flowers please consider the fund set up for Hunter.

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5 Replies to "Memorial service next Saturday for Robby Parkhurst, 1953-2018"

  • Vanessa July 8, 2018 (10:45 pm)

    A wonderful man’s life cut way too short. Rest In Peace, Robby. 

  • Andrew M. July 9, 2018 (1:10 pm)

    I worked at the Mount for seven years and Robbie was such a wonderful person to encounter every day. He had a natural ability to make you feel good about yourself. I’m sure he will be sorely missed by everyone at the Mount and in his family. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  • CA Dreaming July 9, 2018 (1:59 pm)

     I stopped by the gift shop many times when my mom was there. I am sad to see that Robby has passed away. He will be missed as he was a very nice person.

  • Chris July 10, 2018 (3:13 pm)

    I had the privilege to meet Robbie on a few different occasions. He was a kind and warm person, and I am sorry to hear of his passing.  RIP Robbie.

  • Angie July 19, 2018 (12:28 pm)

    Dear Robby…we miss you every single day!

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