We are saddened to announce the recent passing of Gresco’s first President/CEO, Richard H. Parks, born on June 27, 1929 and died on December 30, 2019.

Richard was the first Gresco employee and was hired on May 1, 1960. He retired on December 31, 1994, after 34 years of service at Gresco. That summer, Gresco hosted a “Richard’s Roast” in honor of him and his service.

Richard’s time at Gresco helped shape us into who we are today. We are grateful for his years of service and commitment.

At this time, the full obituary and funeral arrangements for Richard have not been made or finalized. Additional information and updates can be found on the Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel & Crematory site.