Dr. Stephen Dan Parker, 79, of Union died March 17, 2020. Born in Newark, he lived in Linden, Roselle Park, and Springfield before moving to Union five years ago.
Dr. Parker was a family practice and sports medicine physician in Roselle Park for many years. During this time, he was associated with the police in Roselle Park, Kenilworth, and Mountainside, as well as the county sheriff’s department. He was honored for his work with the FBI. He was a team doctor for high school and college athletics, and worked with some semi-professional and professional teams.
He earned a B.S. degree from Upsala College and a D.O. degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Zucker Parker; his son, Craig (Jill); two daughters, Lisa (Steve Weber) and Michele (Walter) Schweikardt; a sister, Judy Schwartz; and four grandchildren.
Services were held March 19 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.