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Ralph M. Parilla
(Died March 29, 2013)

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Ralph M. Parilla, 98, a 50 year resident of Elmhurst, Illinois and more recently of Downers Grove, IL passed away March 29, 2013. Ralph was married 29 years to Marie L. Parilla who predeceased him in 1974. Ralph is survived by his 5 sons, Ralph Jr. (Ann), Paul (Janet), Peter (Jean), Phil (Susan), and Michael (Maureen) Parilla, 13 grandchildren, Jessica (Edward), Lauren, Stephen, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Joseph, Anthony, Daniel, Megan, Timothy, David, John and Brian, and 1 great granddaughter, Marie Louise. Ralph's loving friend, Ginny Hollenkamp, also predeceased him in 2000. Ralph was born in Youngstown, Ohio and after graduating high school attended Purdue University. Ralph was an executive in the beverage industry serving 28 years as a Senior Vice President with Joyce Chicago Seven Up Bottling Company and 12 years with Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers, Inc. He served as Director for First National Bank of Western Springs, Catholic Charities of Joliet Diocese and Elmhurst Community Chest. He sat on the Advisory Committee of the I.M.A. Financial Management Association having served as President and Chairman of the Advisory Board. Ralph served in the Army in WWII for 3 years and was a Technical Sergeant responsible for the radar maintenance at the Panama Canal. Visitation Friday, April 5th 4-8pm. Funeral Saturday, April 6th 9:15am from Adams Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home 4343 Main Street (1 blk S. of Ogden) Downers Grove to St. Mary of Gostyn Church. Mass 10:00AM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090. 630-968-1000 or


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