Ken is the proud father of two children: Carolyn and Robert
Robert E. ''Bob'' Parrish, EdD
Funeral Assistant - Crematory Operator
possesses an earned Doctorate in education from the University of Delaware, and a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in music from Trenton State College.
Bob joined Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services in July 2002, following a 35 year career in higher education.
Prior to his retirement from academia, Bob was an Associate Professor of Music at The College of New Jersey, where he was Artistic Director of the college's Opera Theatre and also served as Chairperson of the Music Department.
was awarded the title Professor Emeritus of Music and in 2006 was awarded the college's highest honor: the Alumni Citation.
In addition to his work in education, Bob was also affiliated with Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Trenton, NJ, where he served on the music staff as a member of the professional cathedral choir, also serving as conductor of festival services and concerts.
At present, he is Artistic Director of Musica Sacra Cantorum, which is based in Sarasota.
It is the Florida Gulf Coast region's only choral ensemble dedicated solely to the presentation of sacred music.
At Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services, Bob assists on funeral services and is a crematory operator.
wife Joan reside with their furry son Buster in East Manatee County.
In addition to their travels within the US, they have visited more than 20 countries and spend considerable time each year in England and France.
Bob is also an avid golfer.
When asked what his
handicap is, his
response is invariably: "I'm left-handed."